On Thursday, 8/27/2015, just before 3:00 PM a drowning was reported at the end of Pine street at the Neches River. A 62 year old woman was reportedly swimming in the river with her husband when she went under and did not come back up. Beaumont Fire Rescue divers searched the area but suspended the search at dark. Beaumont Police officers assisted in the search along the shore and boats from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Parks and Wildlife also assisted in the search.

This morning, 8/28/2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue divers returned to the scene. Shortly after 8:00 AM, as divers were preparing to resume the search, a city worker spotted a body downstream from the scene. Divers were able to recover the body and the victim was positively identified by family members as Lisa Allen, age 62. Judge Dollinger has ordered an autopsy.