SPRINGFIELD, La. (BRPROUD) – A body was found in the Diversion Canal in Livingston Parish late Saturday evening.

The Springfield Fire Department says they responded to help search for a person who jumped into the water and didn’t resurface. The fire department joined the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the St. Amant Fire Department in the search efforts.

Authorities had been searching the area for almost 30 minutes when the victim’s body was detected on sonar.

The Springfield Fire Department is asking the community to pray for the victim’s family and also for the people who they say watched him jump.