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Teen drowns in Terrebonne Parish

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Houma, La. - Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say a Texas teen fell off an oyster boat in Grand Caillou last week, and his body was recovered early Saturday.

A spokesman for the sheriff's office says 19 year-old Rigardo Dominguez of Texas fell overboard about 7 p.m. Thursday in Bayou Grand Caillou.

Police say others on board the Texas-based oyster boat saw him fall and alerted authorities, who searched the water for several hours without luck, Wolfe said. Deputies say a fisherman spotted Dominguez's body about 1:30 a.m.

Saturday while checking his skimmers. The body was found floating atop the water about a mile away from the spot where Dominquez fell in. An autopsy determined that Dominquez had drowned.

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