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After holiday accident, swimmer's body found in lake

Posted at 12:51 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 13:51:26-04

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Searchers have found the body of a missing swimmer in Lake Pontchartrain.

St. Tammany Parish authorities told New Orleans-area news outlets that the body was found Friday morning. The victim's identity was not immediately available.

Capt. Scott Lee, a spokesman for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, says the body was found floating around 7 a.m. near Northshore Beach.

The woman had been swimming at Northshore Beach in Slidell on Thursday when she was struck by a boat and disappeared below the waves.