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Man feared drowned in Lake Pontchartrain

3 years 4 months 4 weeks ago May 29, 2013 May 29, 2013 Wednesday, May 29 2013 May 29, 2013 6:19 AM in News

NEW ORLEANS - A 21-year-old New Orleans man is missing after disappearing in Lake Pontchartrain.

Authorities say Ksanwy Chavez was with friends who were swimming near the University of New Orleans campus when an inflatable raft they were using drifted away.

One swimmer who was trying to retrieve the raft began to struggle. Chavez tried to help him but began to struggle himself.

Chavez eventually disappeared in the water.

New Orleans police and Coast Guard personnel searched by air and boat Tuesday and planned to resume the search Wednesday.

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