Florida, a group of teenagers filmed the drowning of the disabled man last week and did not help him, as he made fun of his struggles.
(image of Jamel Dunn who Drowned in a retention pond July 9)
32 years old Jamel Dunn from Cocoa drowned in a retention pond July 9. His fiancé reported him missing, then after two days, his dead body recovered. Last week, one of their family friends found a video on social media and forwarded it to authorities in Brevard County.
The video was published by the Florida Today newspaper Thursday in which teenagers can be heard laughing at Dunn as he splashes unsuccessfully in the water and was screaming for help.
“Get out the water, you gonna die,” yells one, while another yells, “ain’t nobody fixing to help you, you dumb (expletive).” As Dunn disappears under the water, one of the teens says, “Oh, he just died.”
According to investigator none of the teens from them called 911 to report about Dunn’s drowning or tried to help him. They all are between 14 and 16 years old.
“They just laughed the whole time,” Cocoa Police Department spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez told Florida Today. “He was just screaming … for someone to help him.”
According to police, the teens have identified and questioned by the detective. They will face charges even they were not directly involved in Dun’s death.
The Brevard County State Attorney’s Office called the video a “tragedy” and said the teens had “no moral justification” for not attempting to help Dunn.