First responders recovered a body Thursday they believe to be the teen who disappeared in the Mississippi River that afternoon.

The drowning took place south of L'Auberge Casino, according to emergency officials.

Baton Rouge Police spokesperson Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said the BRPD divers, along with other assisting agencies, located a body in the river Thursday evening.

Coppola said that they believe they have found the teen, but will hold off on identification pending the coroner's findings.

EMS and Baton Rouge Police responders were on the scene Thursday afternoon and evening amid the multi-agency recovery effort.


Email Jacqueline DeRobertis at jderobertis@theadvocate.com