According to KHOU, Harris County Sheriff’s deputies have recovered the bodies of three children who were overcome by waves at Sylvan Beach in La Porte, Texas on Thursday evening, Aug. 8.

Four children were swimming when they possibly went beyond a water safety buoy and got caught up in waves, deputies said.

One of the children resurfaced and is being treated by EMS officials.

Deputies were searching overnight for the remaining three children, ages 7, 11 and 13, whom they believe are siblings.

Two dead bodies have been recovered from the water and an active search for the third child continues, Ed Gonzalez, a Harris County Sheriff’s deputies, said.

A unified command post has been set up for all agencies, Chambers County Sheriff’s Office will be the lead agency and others assisting, Ed Gonzalez added.

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