An officer that jumped into a Worcester, MA, pond Friday afternoon in an attempt to save a drowning teenager has died, Worcester Police Chief Steven Sargent said.
Sargent said officers were called to the Green Hill Park after receiving multiple reports of people drowning in the pond.)
When the officers arrived, Sargent said they saw three teenagers in the pond struggling to stay afloat. One of those teens was reaching only his arm above the water, WPRI reports.
In total, Sargent said five officers jumped into the water, including 38-year-old Enmanuel Familia.
The officers were able to rescue two of the swimmers, but quickly realized both Familia and the third teen, identified by Sargent only as a 14-year-old boy, had not resurfaced.
The two were later found by divers. Unresponsive, they were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead.