Search resumes Saturday for 2 missing boaters in Lake Conroe

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Search resumes Saturday for 2 missing boaters in Lake Conroe
LAKE CONROE, Texas (KTRK) — Two people remain missing and are presumed to have drowned in Lake Conroe on Friday.Officials with the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office told Eyewitness News a boat with five people was on the lake enjoying the sunset.

At some point, a 26-year-old woman fell into the water. Her 24-year-old boyfriend jumped in to save her, authorities said. A third person also jumped in to help when the two began to struggle in the water.Investigators say they discovered none of the people on the boat knew how to swim. A nearby boat was able to rescue one of the three people in the water, but the two others remain missing.

This all happened in the waters just northeast of Ayers Island. Several search boats spent Friday evening looking for the missing man and woman.

Investigators say both of the missing people are from Houston. There were life jackets onboard, but they were not in use.

Search crews plan to return to the lake to look for the missing people Saturday morning.This is a developing story. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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