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Man dies trying to swim flood waters in Montgomery County, officials say

Incident was reported just before 11:30 p.m. Monday

A gauge seen on Sunday shows the depth of water on an underpass on Interstate 10 on Sunday (Scott Olson/Getty Images).
A gauge seen on Sunday shows the depth of water on an underpass on Interstate 10 on Sunday (Scott Olson/Getty Images). (Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – A man has died attempting to swim across flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Montgomery County, officials said Tuesday.

The incident was reported just before 11:30 p.m. Monday at Spring Trails Ridge and SH 99 near northern Houston.

The Montgomery County Constable’s Office said the man was approximately 60 to 70 years in age, and that his identity is unknown.

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According to officials, the man entered the water and witnesses observed him go into distress. Witnesses attempted to help him but were unsuccessful.

Rescue crews were unable attempt a rescue due to the exceptionally fast moving flood waters, officials said.

The Montgomery County Constable’s Office said they will release more details as they become available.

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