Deputies identify 19-year-old drowning victim in False River - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Deputies identify 19-year-old drowning victim in False River

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Drowning scene  (Source: WAFB) Drowning scene (Source: WAFB)
OSCAR, LA (WAFB) -

Deputies have identified the 19-year-old man who drowned in False River as Marlon Sharper of Baton Rouge. 

Deputies say Sharper was working as a contractor at the Sandbar at False River when he jumped in the water. His brother noticed him struggling and jumped in to try to save him, but could not.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. Monday evening at the Old Bonaventure's Landing in Oscar.

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