HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Authorities said they have recovered the body of a 16-year-old male who fell into a waterway while fishing in Humble.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said an active search was conducted in the area of 21415 Cypresswood Drive.
Authorities said they were called out to the area for an ‘in progress’ call around 12:30 p.m.
Lt. Jasper with the Harris County Sheriff's Office said the 16-year-old tried to make his way across the river, which ranges from eight to 13 feet deep.
Jasper said the 16-year-old went under, his uncle tried to help get him, and couldn't locate him.
The 16-year-old was located by deputies with the use of a remote operated vessel and retrieved his body just before 5:45 p.m.
Jasper added that anyone who is around a body of water to use a personal floatation device or life jacket.