3 Harris County Flood District employees injured in boating accident in west Houston, officials say

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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.

The Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department also responded to the scene.