Teen dies in parish drowning

Published 8:24 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2009

FERRIDAY — The body of a Ferriday teen was recovered Tuesday after he drowned at Lake Concordia.

The 15-year-old victim, Michael Carr of Ferriday, was reportedly swimming unsupervised Tuesday evening when the drowning happened, Concordia Parish Sheriff Randy Maxwell said.

“It looks like it was totally, completely accidental,” Maxwell said.

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Concordia Fire District No. 2 Chief Nolen Cothern said details were still scarce Tuesday night.

“Several kids were swimming, and one of them went down and never came back up,” Cothern said.

The sheriff’s office and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had agents on the scene. Carr’s body was recovered at approximately 8:40 p.m.

“It is truly a tragedy any time something like this happens,” Maxwell said. “My heart goes out to the family.”