CONROE, Texas-- by Andrew Horansky / KHOU 11News
A search along Lake Conroe ended in tragedy Saturday when search teams found a missing boater in 25 feet of water, marking an end to a long day of searching.
The victim had tried to rescue two women he believed to be drowning. Turns out, the women were wearing life jackets but the man was not.
Montgomery County deputies say the three of them had been together on a pontoon boat and that they were related. The exact nature of their relationships is unknown.
Witnesses say the man jumped into the water near Atkins Creek off of April sound, and was not seen after that.
Officials point out that the levels on Lake Conroe this Labor Day weekend are about three feet below normal.