Swimmers reportedly missing in Trinity River at Moss Hill

Law enforcement officers from several agencies are searching for as many as four people in the Trinity River near the SH 105 Bridge in Moss Hill.

According to Capt. Ken Defoor, spokesperson for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby called 911 around 7:30 p.m. Sunday to report seeing a 5-year-old child in the water.

“Another person, agreed 25 or so, went in the water after the child. Right now we have a many as four people unaccounted for,” he said.

Traffic on 105 was stopped for several minutes to allow an air ambulance to land. This is a developing story. Updates will be posted when possible.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


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