UPDATE: The victim is identified as 17-year-old Nagee Crowder of Fairfield CT. After Crowder was transported to the hospital, resuscitative efforts continued until 8:10pm, at which time St. Vincent’s medical staff pronounced Crowder dead.
Witness accounts stated that several juveniles were swimming in Perry’s Mill Pond. Crowder was observed jumping into the water off of a paddleboard and when his friends saw him in distress they made attempts to help but were unable to save him.
This investigation is still active pending cause and manner of death from The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
#Fairfield CT– Around 6pm first responders were called to Perry Mill’s Pond on Cedar Mill Lane for a seventeen-year-old male that was swimming with friends when he began struggling to stay afloat. Witnesses told the firefighters that the 17-year-old was sub-surfaced in the pond. Assistant Fire Chief Roger Caisse told me they immediately went into rescue and recovery efforts. A short time later the dive team recovered him. He was under water for about forty minutes. I spoke to Police Chief Gary MacNamara who told me that he tragically did not survive.