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DROWNING ON LAKE CONROE

At approximately 4:38 pm the Montgomery County Dispatch received a call about a drowning that had just occurred on Lake Conroe at the Bentwater Marina; located at 216 Bentwater Harbor Drive. Witnesses stated that they saw a male subject in the process of docking his boat, slip, hit his head, and fall into the water.
The witnesses immediately called 911 and attempted to locate the male by searching in the water. Montgomery County Precinct 1 Lake Division, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County ESD 1, Conroe Fire Department, Texas Parks, and Wild Life, and Montgomery County EMS arrived on location and started actively searching for the subject with side-scan sonar units.
At approximately 4:59 pm, search boats located an image on their side-scan sonar. Divers were sent into the water and at 5:23 pm recovered the victim in approximately 13 feet of water. Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Judge Beasley was contacted and ordered an autopsy.
The victim was identified as Arthur G. Jansen, a white, male, 81 years of age from Montgomery Texas.
Constable Cash wishes to send his thoughts and prayers to the Jensen family. Unfortunately, this is the third drowning death that has occurred on Lake Conroe this season. Constable Cash encourages everyone who uses the lake to “Be Sensible, Be Safe” and always wear a life jacket when in, on, or near the water.

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