August 13, 2022 7:20 am

Posted: 9.6.2020 8:25


A Sunday evening outing of friends at a pond known locally as  Spider Pond off CR 3995 in north Liberty County turned tragic when 24-year-old George Reed drown while attempting to rescue his girlfriend who he thought was drowning. The emergency call came into the Liberty County Sheriff’s Dispatcher at approximately 7:55 pm Sunday evening from witnesses at the scene.


LCSO Patrol deputies responded and an immediate search by first responders was conducted. Witnesses told the deputies that Reed saw his girlfriend doing the back-stroke and thinking she was about to drown, he jumped into the water to help her even though it was reported that Reed did not know how to swim.


Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office, Sean, and Ann Marie Mitchell lead the on-scene investigation as the search resumed. The water search continued Monday morning by the Texas Game Wardens using side-scan sonar, the City of Cleveland Fire Department and Montgomery County divers. At approximately 12:30 pm the Game Wardens located Reed’s remains and the Montgomery County divers recovered his body shortly thereafter.

Pct. 6 Justice of the Peace, Judge Ralph Fuller ordered an autopsy.