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BREAKING NEWS! LAKE RESCUE

 

LAKE CONROE — Around 5 p.m., the Pct. 1 Constable’s Office Lake Patrol responded to a distress call from a boat that was taking on water because no one remembered to put the plug into the boat before launching it.

When the Lake Patrol unit reached the boat, they found 11 people onboard the vessel and told them to follow the patrol boat, heading toward a nearby marina because the boat would not continue to fill with water if it remained in motion.

Unfortunately, someone in another boat (possibly the owner)  approached, instructing them to stop the boat. His friends complied and the boat again started to fill with water, causing 11 people to wind up in the lake. About half were not wearing life vests. They were all rescued and checked out by EMS.

Pct. 1 had multiple boats in the water and were assisted by North Montgomery County Fire Department.

Towboats US was called. They used a crane to raise the rear of the boat, placed airbags in the front, raising it above the waterline so they could pump it out.

Note: This is only a preliminary report – MCPR is en route and will post updated information as soon as possible

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