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Man dies after tugboat flips on San Jacinto River

Harris County, TX – Harris County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit along with the United States Coast Guard recovered a body of a male who drowned, after the tug boat he was working on submerged for an unknown reason on the San Jacinto River in East Harris County last Tuesday morning, April 19, 2016.

HCSO Marine unit was dispatched at around 9:00am to the San Jacinto River Bridge and Interstate 10 East. The tugboat had a crew of 5 working, when it became submerged.

HCSO marine personal rescued four people from the river to safety, but a fifth crew member was unaccounted for.

His body was located a short time later, and a Coast Guard boat assisted in recovering that victim.

The Coast Guard will determine how this maritime accident occurred.