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Man swept away while trying to rescue kids from Houston bayou, police say

The Houston Police Department dive team was back on the water Thursday to look for a man who witnesses said went into Brays Bayou to save two kids.

HOUSTON — There has been no sign of a missing man who jumped into Brays Bayou to try and save two kids who fell in on Wednesday night.

The HPD dive team was called in to search for a man who witnesses said jumped into Brays Bayou to save two 12-year-olds. The kids were near the water's edge on North MacGregor Way near the South Freeway when they slipped and fell into the bayou around 7 p.m.

Police said two men went in to save the kids. They were able to get the kids out, but only one of the men returned to the bank. They said the other man, who was believed to be a bad swimmer, was swept away.

HPD and HFD rescue crews searched the bayou all the way to the Ship Channel, but they didn't find the man.

The HPD dive team was back at it Thursday but they were waiting for the current to slow down before they could go into the water.

Police said the current was strong when the man disappeared because of all the rain that fell in Houston recently.

"It is very dangerous. Kids and adults should stay away from these bayous especially when we've had rain," HPD Lt. Larry Crowson said.

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