HOUSTON (September 22, 2013)--Rescue workers and a sheriff’s dive unit were searching Sunday for two Houston-area teenagers who’ve been missing since the pickup truck in which they were riding veered off a bridge and into a bayou during a heavy rain.
Witnesses saw the pickup veer off the bridge late Friday night as a driving rain pounded the area, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.
The truck was found about three hours later, but the 18-year-old driver and his 17-year-old female passenger have not been found.
Their names have not been released.
Divers with the sheriff's office were unable to search the bayou on Saturday because of swift currents and debris.
Sgt. Doug Hudson estimated the level of the bayou was up to 20-feet deep at the time of the accident.