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PART OF LAKE CONROE PARK REMAINS CLOSED AS REPAIRS CONTINUE

At least two juveniles have been injured in the past few weeks at Lake Conroe Park. Both injuries involved nails protruding from the bulkhead along the water’s edge. The first scene happened during Memorial Day weekend. A teen had pushed off from the bulkhead when two nails punctured her foot. When the call came in, Montgomery County Precinct 1 Lake Patrol was seconds away. Lt. Cade arrived at the scene and immediately jumped into the water to assist in keeping the girl above water. Firefighters and EMS worked to free her and transport her to the hospital. Last weekend a second incident with the same results. Montgomery County Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador then closed the shoreline of the park. His crews worked all week checking and removing any nails found. Most of the nails came loose during the floods and wake of Harvey, slamming against the bulkhead and working boards loose. Over 100 yards of repairs were made this past week allowing part of the park to be open. A little over 100-yards remain closed as crews will continue the slow process of inspection and repair. Most of the nails are below water level which means workers must feel for them. The water is almost zero visibility for a diver to see them. Lt. Cade suggests anyone swimming in Lake Conroe to wear some type of protection on their feet as there was a lot of debris deposited by Harvey and even more from docks and bulkheads on the lake that were damaged.

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