Fairfield police: Teen dies after being pulled from pond

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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.┬áNagee 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.