1-year-old girl drowns in northeast Houston

Found under a dock in the San Jacinto River

Monday, June 27, 2011 - 3:39pm

Houston — A 1-year-old girl who went missing briefly Sunday evening was found under a dock in the San Jacinto River and was later declared dead, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

The girl was with family members, who noticed she was missing and began searching for her, said Christina Garza, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office.

One of the men looking for the girl pulled her out of the water near 17749 Riverside and called for help about 6:27 p.m. The girl was transported to East Houston Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The incident is under investigation.

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