A 16-year-old has died after he was pulled, unresponsive, from a public pool in East Hartford early Thursday morning.
Police were called to respond to Terry Pool, in Hockanum Park, shortly after midnight when they received a report of children in the fenced area of the property.
While officers were responding, they received further information that someone might be underwater.
Police rushed to the scene, jumped the fence, and found minors attempting to pull an unresponsive teen from the pool, police said.
Officers pulled him from the water and immediately began performing CPR until East Hartford Fire Department paramedics arrived and took over.
The teen, 16-year-old Tresor Boroze, of East Hartford, was rushed to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, police said.
Boroze was a rising 11th-grade student at East Hartford High School, according to the school department.
"Our deepest condolences go out to Tresor’s family, friends and the entire East Hartford High School Hornet community during this difficult time," a statement from the school department said.
Authorities said they are treating this as a tragic accident.
“Our hearts and thoughts are with Tresor’s family and friends. On behalf of the East Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Fire Department, Ambulance Service of Manchester, and the entire East Hartford community we offer our deepest condolences,” police said in a statement.
East Hartford Public Schools said in a statement that it is important that students be given as many of the facts as possible from a single, reliable source in order to limit false information and it is important to come together to support and care for each other. They are asking East Hartford parents to speak to their children and let the schools know how they can help.
Social workers and school counselors will be available to support students from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at Connecticut IB Academy and on Monday, Aug. 1 at East Hartford High School. School officials said EHPS support staff will also be available on both days to virtually support students.
Police said that Terry Pool has motion sensors that alert police of activity in the pool during off hours.
East Hartford Mayor Mike Walsh said in a statement that the town is working with law enforcement to understand how this tragedy occurred.
"At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim," Walsh said in a statement.
Editor's Note: Police initially identified the teen as Tresor Booze and later identified him as Tresor Boroze.
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