Editor’s note: East Hartford police incorrectly spelled Tresor Boroze’s last name in its original press release before issuing a correction.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A 16-year-old East Hartford High School student died after he was pulled from a public pool early Thursday morning, police said.
Officers responded to the public pool in Hockanum Park on High Street just after midnight Thursday for a report of juveniles inside the fenced area of the property. While on their way, police received information that someone may be underwater.
Police said responding officers rushed to the scene, jumped the fence, and found juveniles attempting to pull an unresponsive boy from the pool.
Officers removed 16-year-old Tresor Boroze, a rising junior at East Hartford High School, from the water and began performing CPR until paramedics with the East Hartford Fire Department arrived.
Boroze was taken to Connecticut Children’s in Hartford, where police said he was pronounced dead.
“At this time, police are treating this incident as a tragic accident,” said Officer Marc Caruso, the public information officer for East Hartford Police Department.
Police said the pool was closed at the time of the incident, and the juveniles hopped the fence to get on the property. Along with “no trespassing” signs on the fence, police said there are motion detectors in place.
“Last night, tragedy struck our community of East Hartford with the unfortunate passing of Tresor Boroze, 16 at one of our town pools after hours,” East Hartford Mayor Mike Walsh said. ” We are working with law enforcement to understand just how this tragedy occurred. At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim.”
Officials with East Hartford Public Schools (EHPS) released a statement Thursday afternoon, saying in part, that the “community has suffered a tragic loss.”
“Our deepest condolences go out to Tresor’s family, friends, and the entire East Hartford High School Hornet community during this difficult time,” the school district said in a statement. “As we all process this loss, we are asking East Hartford parents to speak to their children about this unfortunate news and let us know how we can help.”
Social workers and school counselors will be available 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. EHPS support staff will also be available on both days to virtually support students.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.