Two women found safe after being swept down river

LIBERTY COUNTY, TX (KTRK) -- Two young women survived a scary ordeal on the San Jacinto River earlier today.

Seventeen-year-old Summer Sheets and 20-year-old Tessa Colleen went tubing and were swept away by the current. Their boyfriend's called for help when the women disappeared and a large search was organized.

The women made it to shore near the Maywood subdivision. They walked for an hour through dense woods trying to avoid snakes and alligators until they found someone with a phone and called their boyfriends. They do have advice for people who may want to get on the river.

"Don't do it. Don't do it. Don't even try it. Swim in a swimming pool. Stay out of the river because it's scary," said Sheets.

Both women were sunburned, dehydrated, and covered with mosquito bites. They are otherwise unhurt and declined to go to the hospital.
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