17-Year-Old Drowns in Pond Near Beau Chene High School After Being Thrown Off Horse
There is sad news to report out of St. Landry Parish as the body of a teen has been recovered from a retention pond near Beau Chene High School.
Sheriff Bobby Guidroz has identified the victim as 17-year-old Jacory Levier.
Deputies received a call of a possible drowning in the pond just before 6:00 pm on Tuesday.
According to reports, the teen was flung off the horse he was riding after it got spooked. The horse then darted off.
A dive crew with sonar units was used in the search and Levier's body was recovered just before 10:00 pm.
An autopsy will be performed and an official cause of death will be released at a later date, Guidroz said.