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One teen dies, two family members injured in swimming incident

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Posted at 9:08 PM, May 24, 2020

A 17-year-old died and two other people were injured at Grand Isle today.

Grand Isle Police and Firefighters pulled a 15-year-old and a 46-year-old woman from the water, Chief Lane Landry said.

The teen was airlifted to a New Orleans area hospital and the female was transported to a hospital, the chief said. About two hours later, officers and firefighters found the body of the 17-year-old, Landry said.

All three people were related, and the family is from Hammond, he said. Other details won't be released until next of kin has been notified, he said.

The call came in at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Landry said. They believe the three were caught in an undertow, but are still investigating.