There is sad news to report out of St. Landry Parish as the body of a teen has been recovered from a retention pond near Beau Chene High School.

Sheriff Bobby Guidroz has identified the victim as 17-year-old Jacory Levier.

Deputies received a call of a possible drowning in the pond just before 6:00 pm on Tuesday.

According to reports, the teen was flung off the horse he was riding after it got spooked. The horse then darted off.

A dive crew with sonar units was used in the search and Levier's body was recovered just before 10:00 pm.

An autopsy will be performed and an official cause of death will be released at a later date, Guidroz said.

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