Mother and daughter drown in Bay City

A 10-year-old girl along with her 35- year- old mother drowned in the river at Riverside Park in Bay City Saturday evening.

The Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office says on Saturday July 6 th around 5:30pm, the mother along with her boyfriend and 2 daughters, ages 8 and 10, were having family time, when the two daughters were swimming and got into trouble in the water.

The boyfriend, Bobby Masters, jumped in and saved the 8-year-old, while the mother jumped in to save the 10-year-old.

Both the mother and 10 year old drowned.

The mother was identified as 35- year-old Kelechi Echefu, and the 10-year-old was identified as Promise Echefu.