Search resumes for man swept away in Brays Bayou while rescuing two children

The man jumped in to save two 12-year-olds who got too close to the water.


Search crews looking for man who tried to save two children in Brays Bayou.

Authorities are resuming their search for a man who fell into Brays Bayou while attempting to rescue two children.

Two 12-year-olds got too close to the water on Wednesday evening near MacGregor and Almeda. Two adults went in after them. One of the adults and both children got out, but a 22-year-old man has not been seen since.

Officials say conditions made the search difficult, with fast-moving water and winds. Searchers had to halt overnight, but resumed Thursday morning using boats and sonar.

"Very dangerous when you have these bayous, people should stay away from them, especially after a rain when the current strong, it can be very dangerous and even deadly," Houston Police Lt. Larry Crowson told ABC 13. "So, we encourage people to keep their kids and their themselves away from the bayou when the water is up."

Dive teams and a helicopter were used until the search was suspended.

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