2nd body recovered on Lake Conroe after days-long search for missing boaters

Search for two missing boaters
Search for two missing boaters

LAKE CONROE – Officials said the second body has now been recovered after a days-long search for the boaters who went missing on Lake Conroe last Friday evening.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said the male’s body was recovered Tuesday afternoon, while the woman’s body was recovered around 9 a.m., about about 50 yards from where the victims first went down.

Autopsy reports have been ordered to confirm the identity of the victims.

On Friday, Montgomery County Pct. 1 Captain Joe Sclider said five people went out on a boat in Lake Conroe to enjoy the sunset when 26-year-old Peragie Nizigiyimana fell into the water in the Ayers Island area. Her boyfriend, 24-year-old Nsengiyumva Adrien, jumped in to save her, according to Sclider. A third person also jumped in to help when the two began to struggle in the water.

Sclider said a nearby boat was able to rescue one of the three people in the water, but the two others went down in the water.

Officials said none of the three boaters knew how to swim or were wearing life jackets.


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