Two people drowned within 24 hours in the San Jacinto River in separate incidents over the weekend.

SAN JACINTO, Texas (KTRK) — Two people drowned over the weekend in the San Jacinto River 24 hours apart while visiting Magnolia Gardens, police said.

A 13-year-old boy went missing in the water after walking with friends on Saturday. found dead on the beach early Sunday morning in the 18000 block in Riverside.

At about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, about half a mile from where the 13-year-old drowned, a 31-year-old man went underwater.

An eyewitness newsgroup was on the scene at Magnolia Gardens covering the previous drowning before capturing first responders on boats trying to find the man.

“It only takes a second. You go underwater and it doesn’t take much water to drown, so if you get pulled underwater and inhaled, it could take your life,” said Lieutenant David Jasper of HCSO Maritime Tactical. Operations center.

According to police, the search for the man lasted more than an hour.

At 5:05 p.m., the man’s body was discovered, the lieutenant confirmed. Jasper.

“When you are in open water with the current, even if you can swim, you never know, you get tired, you cramp, the current pulls you,” Jasper said.

“If you can’t swim, if you don’t know how deep the water is, don’t go in.”

There are no lifeguards at Magnolia Gardens.

Throughout the park, there are signs in English and Spanish informing people of the absence of lifeguards and saying, “Swim at your own risk.”

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