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Police: Erath teen drowns after falling into a canal while fishing

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ERATH, Louisiana — Officials say a teenager drowned Saturday afternoon at a canal bridge located on Charlie Field Road in Erath.

According to a statement from the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, 18-year-old Brett Dyson, of Erath, was retrieved from the canal after a brief search by first responders, the Sheriff's Marine Division and divers. Dyson was pronounced dead by the Vermilion Parish Coroner's Office.

Police say Dyson and his younger cousin were fishing when he fell into the canal.

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