Humble man drowns after jumping off pontoon boat to swim in Lake Conroe, officials say

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Monday, July 18, 2022
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Constable Philip Cash said that no matter your comfort in the water, personal floatation devices like PFDs or life jackets can save lives.

MONTGOMERY County, Texas (KTRK) -- A Humble man drowned in Lake Conroe after a witness said he jumped off a boat to swim on Saturday afternoon, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

The video above is from a previous report.

At about 2:05 p.m., the Montgomery County Dispatch Center received a call about a man jumping off a pontoon boat to swim south of the bridge on FM 1097 near the Bentwater Subdivision.

The witness told investigators the man, identified as 55-year-old Jesus Cabrera, struggled in the water as the boat drifted further away.

Officials said Cabrera's family jumped in the water and pulled him back onto the boat.

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First responders performed life-saving measures before taking the man to a command center where EMS personnel was available.

Cabrera was pronounced dead by medical personnel at about 3:15 p.m.

Constable Philip Cash sent his condolences to the family and warns everyone to use life safety equipment in a boat or while being in the water.

"No matter your expertise in the water, life jackets, or personal flotation devices save lives," Cash said in a press release.