- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BENTON, La. (AP) - Bossier Parish sheriff’s deputies say a child has drowned at the Cypress Black Bayou Reservoir area east of Benton.

Authorities tell KSLA TV (https://bit.ly/1gwQY8X ) 7-year-old Dawton Smith wandered away from family and friends Monday afternoon, and was later found in the water.

Deputy Josh Cagle says an off-duty Shreveport paramedic attempted CPR, but the child did not respond.


Information from: KSLA-TV, https://ksla.com

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