Teen pronounced dead after being pulled from East Hartford’s Terry Pool

Community remembers East Hartford teen who drowned in pool
Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 9:28 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2022 at 12:48 PM EDT
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EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead after being pulled from East Hartford’s Terry Pool overnight.

Police identified the victim as Tresor Boroze of East Hartford.

Police said they responded to the pool shortly after midnight on Thursday for a report of young people inside the fenced area of the property.

While on their way, police received further information that someone may be underwater.

Police said they rushed to the scene, jumped the fence, and found juveniles attempting to pull an unresponsive male from the pool.

Officers removed him from the water and immediately began performing CPR until East Hartford Fire Department paramedics arrived and assumed medical treatment.

The teen, later identified as Boroze, was rushed to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford where he was later pronounced dead.

His friends shared a photo of Boroze with Eyewitness News.

He was a rising 11th grader at East Hartford High School.

“He was just the type of person you needed around like he was a really good person and it’s gonna be hard without him here,” said Daysha, a close friend of Tresor who knew him since middle school. “Tresor he was a really good person. He was the kind of person who could never see you sad.”

Police said there are motion detectors around the pool and that they’ve responded to trespass complaints at the pool before.

In a statement East Hartford Mayor Mike Walsh wrote:

“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.”

One mother who knew Tresor was surprised to see the pool open Thursday.

“The pool was open on the regular, like why a kid just died, why is the pool open,” she said.

In a letter to families, East Hartford Public Schools wrote:

“At this time police are treating this incident as a tragic accident,” said officer Marc Caruso, public information officer, East Hartford Police Department. “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.”

East Hartford’s mayor issued a statement that said investigators are working to try and figure out how the incident happened.

“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,” said Mayor Mike Walsh. “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.”