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Drowning on San Jacinto River takes life of man, 23

CROSBY – A man drowned in the San Jacinto River last Friday evening, August 31, about 6:30 p.m. He was reportedly swimming with friends near Gulf Pump Road, according to Sheriff’s deputies.

When the swimmer went under water near the middle of the river, his friends searched for him for about 15 minutes with no results, and then they called 911 for help.

The Marine Unit of the Harris County Sheriff’s office searched the scene, and found the body of the man about 8:00 p.m. near the bridge over the Old Beaumont highway.

The swimmer has been identified as Jorge Ramirez, age 23. An autopsy will be performed because of the circumstances of the death, authorities said.