Body of Woman Swept Away Found at College Station Park

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COLLEGE STATION - The day started when 32-year-old April Turner was walking her dog near a creek in Lick Creek Park with another person she met along the way.

"The female indicated that she thought that her dog was in trouble. She entered the waterway in an attempt to rescue her dog. She was able to move her dog to the bank," said Lt. Chuck Fleeger with the College Station Police Department.

But the relief of saving her dog was short-lived.

"She began to become overcome by the force and the level of the water in the swollen creek," Lt. Fleeger said.

The woman Turner was with tried to rescue her.

"She wasn't able to do so due to the high current of the risen waterway. The female was then swept downstream," Lt. Fleeger said.

Search and recovery takes a lot of help from different agencies.

All this planning is necessary to make sure the situation doesn't get worse.

"if they are to become overcome by moving water or things of that nature, then resources have to be diverted from the original search to rescue the rescuers."

Not all of the rescuers had two legs.

A K-9 search and rescue team was also used during the rescue operation.

Unfortunately, the outcome isn't what they hoped for.


After almost 9 hours College Station and Bryan rescuers find the body of a missing woman swept away at Lick Creek Park in College Station.

According to College Station Police, she is identified as 32-year-old April Turner.

CSPD says she was found around 6:00 Saturday evening about a quarter of a mile away from where police say first entered the water.

During the search efforts, responders utilized swift water rescue teams from College Station and Bryan Fire Department, ATVs and boats from College Station Fire Department, boats from Texas Parks and Wildlife, and ground search teams and K-9 search teams from the Search Dog Network.


College Station and Bryan rescuers are continuing to work a water rescue operation at Lick Creek Park in College Station where a woman remains missing.

According to College Station Police, the woman was walking her dog around 8:30 a.m. and talking to another person at the park. The dog reportedly got into a nearby creek and began to struggle in the water.

The unidentified woman got into the water and was able to push her dog to safety. However, the rain-swelled water swept her away. The witness was unable to help despite her attempts.

College Station emergency personnel were first on the scene. The park is off Rock Prairie Road on the east side of Highway 6. The Bryan Fire Department, the Search Dog Network, and Texas Parks and Wildlife are assisting.

The park entrance is still closed while crews work the scene.