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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday April 19th, 2016 :: 10:39 a.m. CDT


HCSO Marine Unit And US Coast Guard Rescue 4 After Tugboat Capsizes.

(Harris County, TX) – Harris County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit along with the United States Coast Guard have recovered the body of a male victim who drowned, after the tug boat he was working on submerged for an unknown reason on the San Jacinto River in East Harris County.

HCSO Marine unit was dispatched at around 9:00am this morning, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, to the San Jacinto River Bridge and Interstate 10 East. The tugboat had a crew of 5 working, when it became submerged underwater.

HCSO marine personal rescued four people from the river to safety, but a fifth crew member was unaccounted for.

His body was located a short time later, and a Coast Guard boat assisted in recovering that victim.

The Coast Guard will determine how this maritime accident occurred.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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