UPDATE – Officials confirm the two individuals who went missing Wednesday night were found safe after two unattended jet skis were found on Lake Palestine.
UPDATE – Smith County Emergency Services District 2 said the two people on the jet skis knew each other, but they are not releasing their identities at this time. Authorities are still searching for the missing individuals.
Officials launched a boat and made contact with one of the jet skis, and it had a flotation device on it, said Joe Nix, Battalion Chief with ESD2. The second jet ski was later found.
The following officials were on the scene: Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department authorities from Smith and Henderson Counties.
ESD2 said they have a boat ready to go, but the weather was creating difficulties for them.
SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Noonday Fire Department is searching for two people who are possibly missing Wednesday night after two empty jet skis were found in the middle of Lake Palestine.
Officials received a call about the jet skis around 8:15 p.m. in the area of 17069 Lakeside Drive, according to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.
A Texas Game Warden and EMS are at the scene.
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