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Authorities identify 14-year-old found dead in St. Tammany waterway

1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago Monday, June 24 2019 Jun 24, 2019 June 24, 2019 9:05 AM June 24, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: WWL-TV

ST. TAMMANY PARISH - Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office have recovered the body of a 14-year-old boy from the East Pearl River.

According to the sheriff's office, just after 5 p.m. Sunday officials were dispatched to the waterway near I-10 in reference to a juvenile that hadn't resurfaced after going into the water. The boy was boating with family members when the group decided to tie their boat under the interstate and go swimming. 

When the rest of the group returned to the boat, the 14-year-old boy wasn't with them.

Shortly before midnight, the boy's body was located in the area where he had last been seen.

On Monday the coroner's office identified the teen as Michael Bright, WWL-TV reports. Sources told the station that Bright was a student at Slidell High School. 

The cause of death hasn't been released at this time.

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