3 siblings overcome by waves drown while swimming in Texas

3 siblings overcome by waves drown while swimming in Texas
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Three siblings died and one survived after the four were overcome by waves while swimming in Texas, authorities said.

The four children between the ages of 7 and 13 years old were swimming at Sylvan Beach Park in La Porte on Thursday night, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. The family has not yet been identified, but Gonzalez said he understood that they are recent “transplants to the Houston area from out of state,” he told CNN affiliate OnScene.TV.

Authorities recovered the bodies of two siblings from the water and continued to search for the body of the youngest sibling, a 7-year-old boy, Gonzalez tweeted. An hour later, he tweeted that the body of the 7-year-old had been found.

The other siblings that drowned were an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, according to a statement from