Texas City teen drowns in Louisiana bayou

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 20, 2013 at 11:43 AM

HOUMA, La. -- Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputies say a Texas teen fell off an oyster boat in Grand Caillou last week, and his body was recovered early Saturday.

Capt. Malcolm Wolfe tells The Courier 19-year-old Rigardo Dominguez, of Texas City, Texas, fell overboard about 7 p.m. Thursday in Bayou Grand Caillou.

Wolfe says others on board the Texas-based oyster boat saw him fall and alerted authorities, who searched the water for several hours without luck, Wolfe said.

Deputies say a fisherman spotted Dominguez’s body about 1:30 a.m. Saturday while checking his skimmers. The body was found floating atop the water about a mile away from the spot where Dominquez fell in.

An autopsy determined that Dominquez had drowned.

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