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DROWNING ON LAKE CONROE

About noon Sunday as rain was lightly falling Frederick Barksdale, 37, a chef from  Houston and his 14-year-old son were on a new Glastron boat owned by Barksdale employer. In the area of Diamond Head they decided to go for a swim. Barksdale and his son jumped into the water without a life vest. After swimming for a short time Barksdale became distressed and went under. His son and employer were able to pull him to the surface but could not get him on the boat. They were able to flag down some passing fishermen who assisted and began CPR once on the boat. North Montgomery County Fire Boat 94 responded to the scene as did Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constables Lake Rescue unit. With EMS crews aboard the Lake Patrol boat CPR was continued when they reached the victim. Barksdale was then transported to Conroe Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The 14-year-old son was not injured and his mother who lives in Sealy was contacted to respond to the hospital.

Just after 1 pm heavy rains started in the Conroe area again. Water covered Highway 105 at Highland Hollow making it dangerous for motorists. A lightning strike was reported in The Woodlands and heavy rains closed a part of Calvary Road.

Over 400 people had been enjoying the morning at Lake Conroe Park on Lake Conroe where the water s into the beach area. After the rains only a handful remained.

 

 

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