After an exhaustive search for a teenage boy who fell from a jon boat on Black Bayou, a body recovered from the water has been identified as the missing boy.

The body, recovered Tuesday (May 9) from Black Bayou in north Caddo Parish, has been confirmed to be that of 15-year-old Deontay Johnson. Visual identification by a family member confirmed the identity of the victim.

Johnson had been missing since May 6 after he fell into the murky waters of Black Bayou when the jon boat he was riding in with several other teens capsized. The accident occurred off state Highway 1 near Rodessa.

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