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MONTGOMERY COUNTY REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER DIES IN TRAGIC BOAT CRASH

Jack Frey, a real estate developer from the Tomball Magnolia area was killed in a tragic boat crash. At 8:33 am on Wednesday the U.S, Coast Guard New Orleans Station was alerted to a capsized boat near South Pass, Louisiana. The caller who was a good Samaritan reported two men were found on the beach and their boat was capsized. A survivor said one 60-year-old man was still missing. Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and confirmed that one of the men found on shore was deceased. He was identified as Jack Frey, 86. The 27-foot blue aluminum recreational boat reportedly capsized at approximately 7 a.m. and washed up on shore. Rev. Donald Tabb, 86 who owned the boat which is believed to have capsized after being struck by a wave was able to direst Pat Anderson who was also on the boat to where he saw Frey. Anderson took Frey to shore but was unable to revive him. He then was unable to locate Tabb again. When the Coast Guard arrived, the boat had already sunk. With ate crash happening at the mouth of the Mississippi the Coast Guard searched into the night. The incident happened about 250 yards from the beach in an area with shallows known to kick up large waves. The Plaquemines Parish Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy of Frey, Thursday morning and determined the preliminary cause of death was drowning. Frey moved to Tomball from Spring Branch in the 1970’s with his late wife Shirley. It was then he started Jack Frey Properties and in 1976 and developed Rosewood Hill. He continued to develop subdivisions including High Meadow Estates in Magnolia.

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