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Man drowns in Lake Conroe after slipping while docking his boat

Arthur Jansen's body was recovered from about 13 feet of water about an hour after the incident.
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CONROE, Texas — An 81-year-old man drowned Sunday after falling and hitting his head while docking his boat, according to the Montgomery County Pct. 1 Constable's Office.

Around 4:30 p.m., Arthur Jansen was docking his boat at the Bentwater Marina when he slipped, hit his head and fell into the water.

Witnesses saw what happened and immediately called 911 and tried to find the man in the water. When authorities arrived, they used sonar units and found Jansen's body around 5 p.m. His body was removed from the water about 20 minutes later.

Authorities said it's the third drowning on Lake Conroe this season and urge everyone who uses the lake to wear a life jacket when in, on or near the water.

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