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Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office truck and trailer on scene of Black Bayou Lake after a body was recovered from the water. (Source: Semmie Buffin/ KSLA News 12) Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office truck and trailer on scene of Black Bayou Lake after a body was recovered from the water. (Source: Semmie Buffin/ KSLA News 12)
(Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA News 12) (Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA News 12)
CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

Caddo Parish deputies recovered a body from Black Bayou Lake just south of Rodessa late Tuesday morning, near the site where a teenager went missing on Saturday night.

According to the sheriff's office the body has not been identified as the missing teenager. But they did say the search for the teen had been suspended for the day.

Deputies on scene say a cadaver dog from the Red River Parish Sheriff's Office was used in the search. Once the dog picked up the scent, it reportedly only took 10 minutes to find the body. 

"We went out, she alerted on a position, the spot that he was in. And divers went out to that spot and dove and recovered the body," explained dog owner and handler Randy Thomas.

Crews with the CPSO Marine Unit, CPSO Dive Team and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries all took part in the three day search effort.

Divers had been focusing their efforts on a small area about 100 feet wide. But, the search has been difficult due to underwater debris such as trees, stumps, logs and fishing lines, not to mention inky black water.

"Oh very. I mean it's black water, you can't see one foot in front of your face," explained Sgt. Chad Davis with the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

The 14-year-old boy, identified by the family as Deontay Johnson, reportedly went under water when the boat he and his three other friends were in capsized at about 7 p.m. on Saturday night.

The other boys aged 15, 16 and 17 attempted to help the 14-year-old, but were unable to do so, according to a news release.

They were able to swim to safety, and one was able to flag down a driver and call 911.

Randy Thomas said his number one goal is always getting the job done as quickly as possible. 

"Oh, that's my entire point of the whole matter is to give closure to the family. The quicker they can get it, the better it is for them," said Thomas.

Thomas added that he's now worked with the cadaver dog for the last seven of its nine years and this becomes the 14th body it has recovered.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 as more details become available.

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