Body of teen recovered from Amite River

Officials suspend search for teen believed to have drowned in Amite River

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Officials confirmed Saturday morning that the body of a teen was recovered from the Amite River.

“Thankful for the men and women of so many partner agencies who worked tirelessly alongside the LPSO in an effort to provide closure for this family,” said Sheriff Jason Ard. “Please keep this family in your thoughts & prayers.”

The name of the juvenile was not released.

Investigators say no foul play is suspected.

The search began on Friday, July 10 just after 3 p.m. and was suspended during the evening.

“Unfortunately, the conditions (debris, current) are too dangerous for first responders to continue the search after dark. We plan to reconvene tomorrow morning and continue the search,” said Sheriff Jason Ard.

A teen boy is believed to have drowned in the Amite River Friday, July 10.
A teen boy is believed to have drowned in the Amite River Friday, July 10. (Source: Central Fire Department)

The location was in a wooded area located at the end of Frenchtown Road between EBR and Bowman Street in Livingston Parish. Multiple agencies, including EBRSO, East Side Fire Department, Denham Springs Police Department, and District Fire and Central Fire Department assisted in the search.

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