Body found in lake Thursday morning identified as missing man

New Orleans, La. - The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office identifies the body found in Lake Pontchartrain Thursday morning as 21-year-old Kswany Chavez.

The body was discovered around 11 a.m. in the 1800 block of  Lakeshore Drive near the London Avenue Canal.

Chavez disappeared in the lake behind UNO Tuesday while swimming with friends.

Friends say Chavez entered the lake to help a friend who was struggling.

That's when he too began to struggle.

The coroner's office is awaiting autopsy results to determine the exact cause of death.

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