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Body of drowning victim recovered in Diversion Canal, officials say

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Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 10:02 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2022 at 11:42 AM CDT
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LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Several agencies worked to recover the body of a drowning victim in the Diversion Canal late Saturday evening, according to Livingston Parish Fire District #2.

Authorities say the victim jumped into the water and never resurfaced. Search crews spent about 26 minutes on the scene before spotting the victim on sonar.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department were joined by others in the search for the victim.

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have identified the body as Selvin Alfonso Hernandez Lopez, 27, of Honduras.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and other agencies work to recover the body of a drowning victim in the Diversion Canal late Saturday evening.

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