ESTERWOOD, La. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say a teenager has drowned in Bayou Plaquemine near Esterwood.

Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon tells The Advertiser that 17-year-old Thomas Grantham had gone swimming with friends Saturday and was about 20 feet from shore when he went under and did not resurface.

Melancon says authorities recovered Grantham's body about an hour later.

The Acadia Parish Coroner's Office pronounced Grantham dead at the scene.

(Information in the following story is from: The Advertiser,