Just before 3:00 PM a 911 call was received reporting a drowning 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 began searching the river while Beaumont police officers checked the area. Boats with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office and Texas Parks and Wildlife also checked the area.
The search has been suspended tonight due to darkness and will resume in the morning.