Teen drowns in Ponchatoula
Ponchatoula, LA — Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the death of a 16 year old male subject which occurred in the early morning hours of August 8, 2011.
Six teens were swimming in a pond in the Ponchatoula area when one drowned. The young man’s body was recovered by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and was pronounced dead at the scene. Foul play is not suspected. This incident is being investigated as an accidental drowning.