Man swept away by current at Texas bayou while saving two girls

Houston police called off search at Brays Bayou due to strong current

A man was swept away by a current at Brays Bayou in Houston on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, reports say. (Houston Police Department)

HOUSTON – A man was swept away by a current while saving two girls who fell into a Houston bayou.

Two 12-year-old girls were by Brays Bayou when they slipped and fell into the water in the 2500 block of N. MacGregor Way, according to KPRC, KSAT’s sister station in Houston.

Two men jumped in to save them and were able to get them to safety. Police said one of the men however was caught by a current and was swept away.

Authorities searched the bayou, which goes through the city of Houston and leads to the Buffalo Bayou and Houston Ship Channel, but they have not been able to locate him.

A dive team was called to the scene on Wednesday night, police said, but the search was called off due to a strong current.

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