Three siblings drown at Sylvan Beach in La Porte while swimming


The body of a third child was recovered late last night in the search for three missing siblings who were overcome by waves while swimming at Sylvan Beach in La Porte.

In a Tweet, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the third child is believed to be a 7-year-old boy. Two of his other siblings, a 10-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, also died.

Gonzalez said deputies responded to reports of four juveniles who possibly went beyond a water safety buoy. However, that information is still preliminary, and deputies are also looking into whether a large boat went by, creating rough waters.

The children's parents were in the area, according to deputies.


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