DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (BRPROUD) – A teenager’s body was recovered in a pond by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) on May 11.

LPSO detectives and the LPSO dive team were told that 18-year-old Rodrick Thompson, Jr. and his friends were in a pond near Sims Road when he began struggling to keep above the water.

“We know several friends tried to assist. But, he went underwater and didn’t resurface,” Sheriff Jason Ard said.

Thompson’s body was found at 11 p.m. by the LPSO dive team. Foul play is not suspected.