BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas -- The body of 21 year old Omar Martinez was pulled from a pond northwest of Bryan Thursday morning. Crews had been searching for Martinez since Wednesday evening, when he and a 3 year old boy were reported missing.
Around 7pm Wednesday night, a woman called the Brazos County Sheriff's office requesting a welfare check on the man and child, who were reportedly fishing at a pond on Telluride Way.
The Sheriff's Office, Bryan Fire Department and Brazos County Precinct 4 Volunteer Fire Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Parks and Wildlife joined the search.
The boy was found at the edge of the pond Wednesday around 7:30pm. He was taken to CHI St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, where he was declared dead.
Search efforts were called off for Martinez around 1:00am Thursday, but resumed after sunrise. His body was pulled from the water around 8:45am.
BREAKING: The 21 year old man found in the lake has been identified as Omar Martinez according to the Brazos Co. Sheriff Department.— Shayda Nazifpour (@KAGS_Shayda) March 30, 2017
According to the Brazos County Sheriff's Department, the pair were fishing in a small boat when it sank, and there were no flotation devices on board.
Autopsies are pending for both Martinez and the boy, but preliminary reports indicate both drowned.