UPDATE 11:15 p.m.

Officials are reporting they have recovered the body of the man earlier reported missing on Lake Conroe.

The deceased is said to be a 65-year-old man who was attempting to swim out to a boat in distress to provide assistance, but he never made it.

No additional information is available at this time.


Original post:

Montgomery County Pct. 1 Deputies and divers are currently searching Lake Conroe off the FM 1097 Bridge, searching for a missing swimmer. Around 7:15 p.m., the Pct. 1 Lake Patrol and North Montgomery County Fire Department were notified that a man had disappeared in the Lake while swimming to a buoy with his friend. The friend says they were both headed the same direction, and when he looked back, the other man was gone. Multiple civilians were searching the water in the area of the disappearance before authorities arrived.

As of this posting, all efforts to find the victim have been unsuccessful but the search is continuing.  The victim’s identity has not been released. MCPR will update as information becomes available.

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