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Body of Teenage Male Recovered from Bayou Lafourche

7/2/2014 by Brennan Matherne

6:23 P.M. UPDATE: Victim identified as Davon Thomason (B/M, D.O.B. 05/16/98) of Galliano

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the body of teenage male was recovered from Bayou Lafourche Wednesday afternoon. 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 Bayou Lafourche when one of them began having trouble swimming and went underwater. Deputies called in additional resources to assist, including volunteers firefighters from Lafourche Parish Fire District #3. The firefighters, assisted by civilians in the area, recovered the body of 16-year-old Davon Thomason (B/M, D.O.B. 05/16/98) of Galliano, and 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.