Fairfield police: Teen dies after being pulled from pond


FAIRFIELD — Police are investigating after a teenager was found underwater in a pond Saturday.

Officers were dispatched to Perry’s Mill Pond at around 6:10 p.m. Saturday and soon began a water rescue. Almost an hour later, police said they pulled an unresponsive 17-year-old from the water. Nagee Crowder of Fairfield was pronounced dead later at the hospital.

Police said witnesses told them several juveniles were swimming and Crowder was observed jumping into the water off of a paddleboard. The others saw him in distress they made attempts to help, but were unable to save him.