HOUSTON – One person is dead after a boat with 53 passengers on board capsized in Lake Conroe late Saturday, authorities said.
The incident occurred around 8 p.m. The boat was about 40 minutes into a planned 90-minute cruise when it capsized near Regency Point on Lake Conroe during a strong thunderstorm.
Nearby residents who witnessed the incident pulled passengers from the water while waiting for emergency responders to arrive.
Multiple agencies responded to the scene, including the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, Fire and Rescue, EMS, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
One person transported from the scene was later pronounced dead at an area hospital, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The victim was an 80-year-old man from Montgomery County.
Some passengers reported observing rough and choppy water before the boat turned on its side.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.