A police officer died Friday trying to save a 14-year-old boy drowned in a pool in Worcester, Massachusetts. officials said
Police Chief Steven Sargent said at a press conference that This teenage boy, who was not named He was pronounced dead at the hospital after the body was recovered by the divers.
One of the five people who jumped into the water was identified as 38-year-old Manny Familia.
“The Worcester Police Department has lost a brother, friend and partner,” Sargent said.
At 1:35 p.m., the first responders brought two people ashore. But soon the authorities realized that one of them was missing.
Nearly an hour after the first call for help, Familia was removed from the pool by divers. And an hour later, the 14-year-old was pulled out of the water. Sargent said Both were declared dead at the hospital.
Joseph Petty, the mayor of Worcester, said: “This person is the type of person Manny is,” who would sacrifice his life for someone else’s child.
Familia is survived by a wife and two children, he said, for five years he served in Worcester, a population of 185,000.
Four other personnel in the water were assessed at the hospital, he said. One diver was treated at the hospital for minor injuries, the chief said.