Teen's death in town pool is confirmed as an accidental drowning

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Aug. 5—EAST HARTFORD — The cause of death of the East Hartford teen who was pulled out of the town-owned pool on July 28 was ruled a drowning and is considered an accident, according to state medical records.

Local police are still investigating how and what events led to the death of 16-year-old Tresor Boroze.

Sgt. Richard Dube said that this is a "tragic accident" and that the police are not looking at this in a "criminal aspect."

Dube noted that the pool's primary security measurement is the 9-foot fence that surrounds it and that there are no security cameras or alarm systems.

"It was an accident," Dube said. "Should it of happened? Probably not."

Just after midnight on July 28, East Hartford police received a report that juveniles were inside the fenced area at Terry Pool.

While en route, police received further information that one of them may be underwater. Upon arrival, the officers noticed the teens attempting to pull Boroze, who was unconscious, out of the pool.

Boroze was rushed to Connecticut Children's Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim," Mayor Mike Walsh said in a statement.

Just outside the fence of the pool is a memorial with candles, balloons, flowers, and a sign that reads, "Long Live Tresor."

Collin covers East Windsor and Windsor Locks for the Journal Inquirer.