Emmanuel Familia, 38, was among five officers that jumped into the pond in Green Hill Park at Worcester

A Massachusetts authorities officer expired Friday afternoon after he jumped into a pond to conserve a drowning adolescent, based on reports.

Emmanuel Familia, 38, was among five officers that jumped into the pond in Green Hill Park at Worcester

A Massachusetts authorities officer expired Friday afternoon after he jumped into a pond to conserve a drowning adolescent, based on reports.

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05 June 2021 Saturday 12:14
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Emmanuel Familia, 38, was among five officers that jumped into the pond in Green Hill Park at Worcester

Emmanuel Familia, 38, was one of five officers who jumped to the pond in Green Hill Park at Worcester to save drowning teens.

The authorities had received multiple calls about 1:35 p.m. of people drowning in the pond, and responding officials found that the teens trying hard to stay afloat. Officers were able to rescue two of the teens, but the third teen -- as well as Familia -- hadn't resurfaced.

"He went in without any regard for his own life went then kid," Megan Lamonda, a note, told WHDH.

Divers searched the scene for two hours and discovered both Familia and the 14-year-old boy. Both were rushed to hospital and ultimately pronounced dead, WPRI reported.

"The Worcester Police Department has lost a brother, a friend and a partner, along with the city of Worcester has dropped a hero," Worcester Police Chief Steven Sargent explained. "We will remember and honor his selfless devotion to Worcester and his ultimate sacrifice to save someone he did not understand."

Familia was a veteran with the department; he is survived by a spouse, a son and a girl, according to ODMP.

Another diver was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

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