HARDIN COUNTY, Texas -

A Houston family is facing a terrible loss after their son drowned while taking part in a community service project.

Terumah Ams was with a group from YES Prep, which was spending spring break cleaning up Village Creek State Park, just north of Beaumont in Hardin County.

The students went swimming in the creek Tuesday afternoon.

Ams went under and never came back up, the NBC affiliate in Beaumont reported. His body was found about 2 hours later.

No word is available on what caused the drowning.

The creek is known for dangerous undertows.