A woman died Saturday evening in a suspected drowning during a family outing to Bay City’s Riverside Park. One of her daughters is missing.

The woman, 35, was at the park with the missing daughter, 10; another daughter; and the woman’s boyfriend.

The woman was found dead in the river nearby by a fisherman not long after she disappeared, said Brandi Reeder, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department assistant commander game warden.

Reeder said Sunday evening authorities were still searching for the missing daughter.

The woman and daughter are not being identified because the next of kin has not been notified.

Reeder said the water at the spot where the two disappeared is known for its deceptively strong current.

“There have been multiple drownings there in that vicinity,” Reeder said.

She said fatigue may have also played a role in the drowning because they had been outdoors for several hours.

Morgan is the business reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at (361) 580-6328, or @mcohanlon.

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Morgan covers business for the Victoria Advocate. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas and received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

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