LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – A body has been identified as one of three people that went missing after going out onto Lake Maurepas on Sunday.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Zachary LeDuff, Michael Bryant and Zane Bryant were out on the lake when one of the men jumped out of the boat to swim.

“We had one young man approximately 18 years old that jumped in the water to go swimming. He became distressed. A 48-year-old passenger on the pontoon boat jumped in to assist him. He became distressed. Then the 20-year-old male jumped in to help those two and he was distressed. All three subsequently went out to the surface of the water and never did resurface,” explained LDWF Sgt. Randy Lanoux.

Officials said the three men were in six to eight feet of water, and the weather from last night made things more difficult.

“Lake Maurepas is well known for being treacherous whenever the water changes like that when there is some weather that comes through. And that’s basically what happened, we believe that’s what happened,” said Lanoux.

With assistance from the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and other agencies, found 48-year-old father Micheal Bryant at 9:45 a.m. Crews are still looking for the others. Authorities said they will not stop searching. Sgt. Lanoux said it is important to him to continue the search.

“We’ll stay out here until it’s over with. We’re here until we recover all three of these people and bring them back to their families,” said Sgt. Lanoux.

Authorities said the three men were not wearing life jackets.