Several Harris County Flood District employees were injured Tuesday while conducting routine operations in a bayou in west Houston, according to officials.
The accident happened in the area near the Katy Freeway near Eldridge Parkway around 2:12 p.m.
A statement released from the department said a three-man maintenance crew was working near Langham Creek when they hit an underwater obstruction.
The employees were performing routine vegetation maintenance to ensure loose or downed trees did not cause an impediment to flow.
One victim was airlifted to the hospital, another was taken by ground ambulance and the third victim was treated and released at the scene.
Just received an update on the incident on Buffalo Bayou in Katy. Relieved that 3 of our Harris County Flood Control District employees will be OK after striking an underwater obstruction during a routine maintenance operation. Thank you to the first responders who rescued them— Lina Hidalgo (@LinaHidalgoTX) April 26, 2022
@HoustonFire is on scene performing water rescue efforts related to a boat accident near Katy Freeway Outbound & N Eldridge Pkwy. One civilian has been life flighted. Three civilians are currently being evaluated on scene. Please avoid the area due to heavy emergency traffic.— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) April 26, 2022
The Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department also responded to the scene.