Authorities began searching for the 16-year-old Hispanic teen at Magnolia Garden Park in the 18000 block of Riverside Street.
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the teen's body was found hours after the search began. He was confirmed dead at the scene.
Gonzalez said the teen may have been visiting from California. He was playing catch at the marina when he went into a deep spot. Unable to swim and with no lifejacket, the teen never resurfaced.
Update on Magnolia Garden Park: the body of 16-yr-old Hispanic male has been recovered & confirmed deceased. Told he may have been visiting from California. Playing catch in the marina & went in deep spot. Unable to swim & not wearing life jacket. Condolences to family #HouNews pic.twitter.com/2HMMsSiYsO— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) June 9, 2019