Death on Lake Conroe On May 17, 2022, at approximately 4:07 PM, the Montgomery County (MC) Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a possible drowning on Lake Conroe near the Scott’s Ridge Boat Ramp. The caller reported an elderly male victim had been in the shallow water and suffered a possible medical emergency. Friends of the victim were able locate the male almost immediately due to the shallow water and began performing lifesaving intervention (CPR) until Emergency Personnel arrived on location.
The MC Precinct 1 Constable’s Office Marine Division along with Montgomery Fire along with the Montgomery County Hospital District EMS responded to the area and located the victim and took over life saving measures.
After almost an hour of intervention, at approximately 5:16 PM, the victim, whom has been identified as Mr. Arthur Ingle, of Conroe, Texas, succumbed to his medical emergency and was pronounced deceased. Due to the unknown nature of the medical emergency, Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace, Judge Wayne Mack responded to the scene and ordered an inquest (autopsy).
This is the first tragedy on Lake Conroe this summer season and everyone who visits Lake Conroe should remember to utilize life safety equipment whenever you are on a boat or in the water. Also, due to the high temperatures forecasted for this summer, make sure you have plenty of water and know the signs for heat stroke and exhaustion. This is an ongoing investigation and any further details will be released as they become available.