From Montgomery County Police Reporter:
Needham Fire was dispatched to the San Jacinto River where it was reported two males were swimming and swept away by the current. They arrived to find one male out of the water. The other was downstream over 100 yards hanging onto a limb in the middle of the water. A Needham firefighter went into the water after him. Just as he got to the 17-year-old male he broke loose from the limb. The firefighter was able to grab him and swim him to the opposite shore where Montgomery County Deputies had arrived. After about a 20-minute walk out of the woods, he was met by MCHD medics. The teen who suffered from exhaustion and had swallowed quite a bit of water was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands in stable condition. Currently, the river is flowing close to fifteen miles per hour.
I started my journey in the fire service on April 17th 1983. Since then I have had the pleasure of working with some of the greatest men and women around. I started at Montgomery County Emergency Services District No. 4 (MCESD4)/Needham Fire Rescue (NFR) in February of 2000. Click here to read more.
Fire Chief Kevin Hosler
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