Galan Ruiz and Michelle Huff were injured when the boat hit a bulkhead along the San Jacinto River Sunday evening. Another man was missing immediately following the wreck. A body believed to be his was recovered in the area Tuesday morning.
Breaking: A deceased body has been located in the San Jacinto River. Believed to be the adult male that went overboard prior to the recent boat crash. Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will determine identification. Captain Minter w @TPWDparks is at the scene #HouNews pic.twitter.com/vNmV7OTTk9— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 2, 2019
The accident happened Sunday around 7:30 p.m. in the 18900 block of Sandridge Court.
According to court records, Ruiz had a blood alcohol content of .093. Witnesses said there were beer cans on the boat and floating in the water after the crash.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Ruiz suffered severe leg injuries and was transported to a hospital via Life Flight. Huff was rushed to the hospital by ambulance, suffering cuts to her head, a broken leg and internal injuries, documents stated.
Investigators credit fast-acting residents with saving the lives of Ruiz and Huff.
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