A sad and unusual report out of Grapeland, west of Lufkin, a lifeguard has died after contracting an extremely rare brain-eating amoeba.
Hudson Adams was working as a lifeguard at Frontier Camp in Grapeland and last weekend Adams started to get really sick. He was eventually brought to Houston where doctors diagnosed him with a non-contagious fresh water amoeba.
Frontier camp posted a video on Facebook explaining the situation.
“Please know that the health and safety of our campers, staff and our guests continue to be a top priority,” said Matt Raines, camp director. “We mourn the sudden and tragic loss of our friend Hudson. We ask for your prayers for the Adams family, for his friends and for his staff as we wrestle with the grief of this loss.”
Many people come into contact with this amoeba but experts don’t know why only a few are ever infected.
Click here is the full video on Frontier Camp’s Facebook page.