2 Houston Area Teens Missing After Heavy Rains

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON - Rescue workers and a marine unit are hunting for two Houston-area teenagers who went missing after the pickup truck they were in fell into a bayou during heavy rains.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says witnesses reported seeing the vehicle go over a bridge late Friday when pounding rains hit the region. The car was recovered about three hours later, but the 18-year-old driver and his 17-year-old female passenger have not been found. Their identities have not been released.

The Houston Chronicle reports marine divers with the sheriff's office were unable to search the bayou on Saturday due to swift currents and debris. Sgt. Doug Hudson estimates the bayou was up to 20-feet deep at the time of the accident. The search will resume Sunday.

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