Three volunteers swept by current; two still missing

- Volunteers are risking their lives to rescue people stranded in floodwaters.

One group of volunteers was in the Cypress Station area when they were swept away by a current.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted on Wednesday morning that the three volunteers were trying to cross Cypress Creek at North Freeway and Cypress Station by boat when they crashed.

Their boat capsized and the floodwaters dragged them under the bridge and downstream.

The Texas Department of Public Safety was able to locate one of the volunteers clinging to a tree.

A Harris County Sheriff's Office rescue boat has been launched to find the remaining two volunteers, who remained unaccounted for at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):

Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories