2 Die in Houston-Area Boating Wreck Near Spillway

Two bodies have been recovered from a rain-swollen Texas river after a small fishing boat was found damaged at the bottom of a 40-foot spillway.

Officials say the bodies of a man and a woman were located Tuesday in the San Jacinto River, which hours earlier topped flood stage. The Lake Houston spillway has buoys warning about the drop.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Wednesday said high water from last week's heavy rain likely was a factor in the accident. Spokesman Tom Harvey says there's usually little or no water going over the spillway and evidence points to the boat going over.

Harvey says a trailer found parked above the spillway was registered to a woman believed to be a victim.

Names of the victims weren't immediately released.

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