April 10, 2021  |  08:55 am

Laura Thomas has been located and is currently being transported to a local-area hospital where she will be evaluated by medical personnel. The extent and severity of her injuries are unknown at this time.
Sheriff Randy Smith would like to ask for continued prayers for Laura and her family and would like to thank those members of the general public and witnesses who assisted in providing information.

The STPSO is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Covington woman. 
At approximately 9pm on Friday night (April 9) STPSO deputies began searching the Tchefuncte River for a woman who was reportedly missing.
Members of the STPSO Operations Division, La Dept. Of Wildlife and Fisheries as well as the U.S. Coast Guard  are actively searching the Northern Tchefuncte River near Covington, looking for a missing jet skier.
Laura Thomas (DOB 1/13/95), of Covington, was last seen in the area north of the Three Rivers Boat Launch, on a black and gold personal watercraft.
Anyone who sees Thomas or has information about her whereabouts is asked to immediately contact the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 898-2338.