Missing boater found

Shawn Robert Scarbrough

The body of a man missing since being thrown from a boat Saturday evening in the Chambers County waters in Kemah has been recovered. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne reports after a great effort from multiple jurisdictions; searchers found 40-year-old Shawn Robert Scarbrough of Palestine, Texas. According to an article in the Palestine Herald-Press, Mr. Scarbrough was married with three children. Two of his three children were also thrown from the boat but both were quickly rescued by the boat operator. The Herald-Press says Shawn Scarbrough served 12 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including several war-zones deployments. Sheriff Hawthorne says the investigation into the accident is ongoing. He reminds everyone of the importance of wearing a personal flotation device when in or around water.  

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