REPORTED DROWNING ON LAKE CONROE

Just before 10:00 p.m. 911 received a call on Lake Conroe. The report came in that a 21-year-old man had jumped off a party barge in the lake and did not resurface.

Montgomery County Precinct 1 Lake Patrol responded with multiple boats and deputies. In addition North Montgomery County Fire Department dispatched a fireboat as did Montgomery Fire Department.

After forty minutes of searching a call came in that the victim had been located at the Walden Marina and had jumped in a truck and left the scene.

Units responded to that location and it was determined that the almost thirty people onboard the party barge needed to be interviewed in reference to the incident.

The barge arrived shortly after at the “Just For Fun” dock at the marina as deputies accounted for each person onboard and interviewed them about the incident. Most appeared to be college age. The few that did appear intoxicated by constables were not allowed to drive from the scene but were found rides.

The male who jumped off was not injured and was found and also interviewed.

The barge, one of several rental boats owned by “Just for Fun” had been rented for the evening with a crew from Just for Fun onboard. Employees and management fully cooperated with authorities.

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