HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A body has been found as officials search for a missing swimmer they say went underwater in the San Jacinto River and has not been seen since.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the swimmer was last seen near Wallisville and Rio Villa.
It is believed he may have suffered from hypothermia before going underwater and not resurfacing.
The swimmer was described as a Hispanic man wearing a blue tank top.
A body has been found in the search for the man. https://t.co/CcaU5AQ1w5— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) February 19, 2023
We have specialized teams ready to respond at a moments notice to a wide-variety of incidents. Our Marine Unit is being deployed to the San Jacinto River, near Wallisville and Rio Villa. Reports of a male swimmer that may have suffered from hypothermia— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) February 17, 2023