Officials said the Montgomery County Dispatch Center responded to a 911 call around 2:53 p.m. involving a man who was swimming in the West Little Lake area near the Bentwater Subdivision.
The caller reportedly said the man swam to shore and began waving his hands violently when they lost sight of him. Authorities arrived at the scene within minutes.
Witnesses said the man was in the shallow water after spending much of his day on a boat enjoying the lake. According to initial reports, the man had stepped down a steep cliff, causing him to lose his footing and get into distress in the water.
According to authorities, Good Samaritans stopped and helped prior to the first responder’s arrival, but were unable to locate him.
Around 4:30 p.m., the man’s body was recovered using a side-scan sonar device, officials said.
The 28-year-old man has been identified as Binh Le of San Antonio.
Constable Philip Cash said he offered his deepest condolences to Le’s family and friends and reminded everyone at Lake Conroe to use life protective equipment whenever on a boat or in the water.
He said that regardless of your level of comfort in the water, personal flotation devices like PFDs or life jackets can save lives.
Authorities said this is an ongoing investigation and any additional information will be released as it becomes available.
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https://abc13.com/man-drowns-in-lake-conroe-binh-le-san-antonio-water-search/12018689/ Drowning: 28-year-old San Antonio man Binh Le drowned in Lake Conroe, officials say