WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts police officer drowned Friday during an attempted rescue of a teenage swimmer at a pond. Police received several calls reporting a person possibly drowning in the pond at about 1:35 p.m.
Worcester police said 38-year-old Enmanuel “Manny” Familia was one of five officers who entered the water at Green Hill Park. Divers located Familia at 2:28 p.m.
He was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead. A 14-year-old male was also located by the divers and rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead. Familia was a five-year veteran of the Worcester Police Department. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
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