Teens filmed, laughed while man slowly drowned, authorities say

Authorities in Florida declare a group of teenagers recorded the too much water of a disabled man last week plus did nothing to help as they produced fun of his struggles.


Jamel Dunn, 32, of Cacao, drowned in a retention pond Come july 1st 9. His body was retrieved July 14, two days after their fiancee reported him missing. Past due last week, a friend of Dunn’s loved ones came across the video on social media plus forwarded it to authorities within Brevard County.

In the video clip, which was published by the Florida Today newspaper Thursday, the teenagers can be heard laughing at Dunn as he splashes futilely in the drinking water and screams for help.

“Get away the water, you gonna die, inch yells one, while another yells, “aint nobody fixing to help you, a person dumb (expletive). ” As Dunn disappears under the water, one of the teenagers says, “Oh, he just passed away. ”

Investigators say none of the teenagers all between 14 and sixteen years old called 911 to review Dunn’s drowning or tried to assist the man.

“They just laughed the whole time, inch Cocoa Police Department spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez told Florida Today. “He was just screaming… for anyone to help him.

Police said the teenagers were identified and questioned simply by detectives, but it’s unlikely they are going to face charges, since they were not straight involved in Dunn’s death.

The Brevard Region State Attorney’s Office called the video clip a “tragedy” and said the particular teens had “no moral justification” for not attempting to help Dunn.  

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