Three siblings, aged 7 to 13, all drown during day trip to beach with parents


A FUN trip to the beach turned into a devastating day out when three siblings tragically drowned after swimming past safety buoys into rough waters.

The bodies of a seven-year-old boy, his ten-year-old brother and their 13-year-old sister have been recovered from the water at Sylvan Beach in La Porte, Texas.


Police on the scene at Sylvan Beach following the set-up of a uniformed command in the search for the bodies of the siblings[/caption]


Three young siblings died after swimming out into rough waters past safety buoys[/caption]

The youngsters were thought to have been overcome by waves possibly created when a large boat sailed past, police say.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales tweeted throughout the horrific incident, urging followers to keep the children in their prayers.

After an active search, the bodies of the two children were recovered followed by the third after a uniformed command was set up.

The sheriff said he had “no words” following the tragedy.

A fourth sibling was also caught up in rough waves, but was saved by a female beach-goer who dove into the rough waters to help save the drowning kids.

The fourth child and his rescuer are currently receiving hospital treatment.

A deputy from Harris County Sheriff’s Office saw the 13-year-old girl struggling in the water, and attempted to save her, but was unable to do so.

Sherrif Ed Gonzales said: “He was one of the first ones out here as well and was able to dive in the water and help pull out the young female.


“He’s a father as well.

“We’re all devastated.

“Wish we could do more.”

Gonzalez said the children’s parents were on the beach at the time.

Detectives are investigating the possibility that the rough conditions were created by a large boat sailing close to the swimmers, causing dangerous waves.


Sheriff Ed Gonzales said he had ‘no words’ and wished they could do more[/caption]

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