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Autopsy pending in Village Creek Drowning drowning
The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a drowning that occurred Tuesday at Village Creek State Park near Lumberton.
Houston resident 18-year-old Terumah Terry Onoja Ams was part of a group of students that were camping at the park doing volunteer work clearing hiking trails as a community project Tuesday at Village Creek State Park, according to a news release.
The group had stopped work for the day and were resting on a sandbar when they decided to go swimming in the creek. Ams began to have trouble and the others in the group tried to help but were unable to get him back to the bank.
Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Lumberton Police Department, the Lumberton Fire Department, and the Silsbee Fire Department assisted with the search. The sheriff's office was notified at 4:25 p.m. and the body was recovered at approximately 5:43 p.m.
An autopsy is pending at the Forensic Medical Services of Texas in Beaumont.
A Houston teen is dead after drowning in Village Creek late Tuesday afternoon.
The 18-year-old was part of a group of students from a Houston charter school spending their spring break performing volunteer work at Village Creek State Park, according to Lumberton police.
The students had taken a break to swim in the creek when one of the boys went under and didn't come back up.
Personnel with several Hardin County agencies searched the waters and a Texas game warden discovered the teen's body around 6 p.m.
Hardin County justice of the peace Butch Cummings pronounced the teen dead and ordered an autopsy.