From the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office
At approximately 7:31 p.m. the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a boat wreck approximately half a mile from the Hugo Park Road boat ramp in the area of Old and Lost River and Cross Bayou. The caller stated there were numerous injuries and persons in the water. Deputies, Fire and EMS were dispatched to the scene and Texas Parks and Wildlife were notified.
Preliminary investigation reveals a large wake boat type vessel struck a bass boat. There are at least two confirmed deceased at the scene. Others were transported via life flight and ambulance with critical injuries. Five more non-life threatening injuries were reported. One person is in custody at this time pending additional investigation.
State Game Wardens from Texas Parks and Wildlife are leading the investigation and remain on scene handling the investigation with the assistance of the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office.