Coroner identifies body of swimmer found in Lake Pontchartrain

ST. TAMMANY PARISH – The body of a swimmer who went missing on Thursday night, has been located and identified.

Rescue crews discovered the corpse around 7 A.M. on Friday morning.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Lacy Patrick.

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Agents say a man and the  victim were swimming along Northshore Beach, in the Slidell area.

That’s when they were hit by a boat.

The man suffered bruises, but the woman did not resurface.

Investigators are calling the woman’s death an accident.

Signs are posted near the edge of the water, warning of the dangers of the Algae Bloom.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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