Teen's body found in Lake Pontchartrain

April 30, 2017 - 6:04 am

WWL.com Reporting

Mandeville Police say the body of a teenager was found Saturday in Lake Pontchartrain west of the Causeway Bridge, off of Lewisburg.

The unidentified teenager apparently jumped into the lake from the fishing pier at Sunset Point about 1:30 p.m., after strong winds blew his hat into the water.

Police say he was about 30 yards off the end of the fishing pier when he went beneath the surface and did not come back up.

An adult male who jumped into the rough water in an attempt to save the teenager was rescued by police as he clung to an ice chest.

Search teams with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and US Coast Guard participated in the search.

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