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14-year-old swimmer missing near Lakefront Airport, search underway

The child disappeared near Stars and Stripes Boulevard, which runs parallel to the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

NEW ORLEANS — Rescue crews are searching for missing 14-year-old Charles Cooper Jr., who reportedly went under the water in Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans East Friday. 

The child disappeared near Stars and Stripes Boulevard, which runs parallel to the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

The NOPD, EMS and Wildlife and Fisheries all responded to the incident, and crews are still searching for the teen as the night continues. 

According to his mother, Charles, his cousin and some friends were swimming in the lake but when they got out one of them dropped a shoe in the water.

They all jumped in to get the shoe but Cooper did not come back up.

No additional details about the incident were immediately available. 

Stay with Eyewitness News for more on this developing story.   

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