WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP) – A Massachusetts police officer died after drowning in a pond Friday whereas making an attempt to save lots of a teenage boy who additionally didn’t survive, officers confirmed.
The Worcester Police Division recognized the officer as 38-year-old Enmanuel Familia at a information convention late Friday afternoon. He’s a five-year veteran of the division.
The identification of the teenage boy who additionally drowned has not been launched.
At 1:35 p.m., police obtained a 911 name reporting an individual drowning within the pond at Inexperienced Hill Park in Worcester. Cops and firefighters responded and observed a number of folks within the water.
Officers noticed a person struggling in the midst of the pond. 5 officers, together with Familia, entered the water in an try and rescue the individual struggling in addition to different people within the water.
Officers introduced two teenagers to shore and realized Familia was lacking. Divers situated him at 2:28 p.m. and tried life-saving measures earlier than taking him to the hospital, the place he died.
Divers additionally recovered the physique of the 14-year-old boy shortly after. He was pronounced lifeless on the hospital.
Officer Familia is survived by his mother and father, spouse, and two kids.
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