Drowning in the Tickfaw

POSTED: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 10:11pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

Family members say 16-year-old Cody Fitzgerald was swimming in the Tickfaw River on Tuesday when he went missing. They say they later found him face down in the water. Family members tried to perform CPR on Fitzgerald, but they say he was unresponsive. He died at the hospital.
Livingston Parish Sheriff Deputies say the accident is a hard reminder of how dangerous the river can be.