UPDATE: The body of a teenager missing since Tuesday afternoon is found at Lake Bistineau.


Bossier deputies and other first responders spent several hours trying to find a teenage boy who went missing when his boat went under near the Lake Bistineau spillway on Tuesday afternoon.

A call came in to the 911 center in Bossier Parish at about 4 p.m. Tuesday for a report about two teenage boys who were involved in a boating accident near the dam at the Lake Bistineau bridge on Highway 154. The boys had been fishing when their boat capsized. One of the teens made it safely out of the water, while the other one did not.

BSO Patrol deputies, Marine Patrol, and the drone unit responded to begin the search. Several other agencies stepped in to help as well.

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says sonar equipment has been used to help with the search.
He is also asking the public to pray for the family of the missing teen during this difficult time.

See Photos of Intense Search for Teen in Lake Bistineau

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