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Body of teenage boy recovered from Bayou Lafourche

Body of teenage boy recovered from Bayou Lafourche

The body of a teenage boy was recovered from Bayou Lafourche Wednesday afternoon in Galliano, authorities said.

At around 3:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call of a drowning in Galliano near West 180th Street. Deputies learned two teenage boys had allegedly been swimming in the bayou when one of them began having trouble swimming and went underwater.

Deputies called in additional resources to assist, including volunteer’s firefighters from Lafourche Parish Fire District #3. The firefighters, assisted by civilians in the area, recovered the body of 16-year-old Davon Thomason of Galliano. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officers from the Golden Meadow Police Department and the Port Fourchon Harbor Police also responded to the scene.