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Teens filmed, mocked and laughed while man slowly drowned

Police said a group of teens filmed the dying moments of a 31-year-old man last week, mocking, cursing and laughing as the man drowned in a pond.

NBC WESH 2 ORLANDO 

 COCOA, Fla. — Calling it “beyond heartless,” Cocoa police are denouncing a video that shows a man drowning and crying out in distress, while five teens watch and laugh. Jamel Dunn, 31, of Cocoa, drowned in a retention pond in Cocoa on July 9, police said.
 His body was not discovered until July 12. hortly after the discovery, a video surfaced on social media that shows Dunn in the water while teenagers nearby mock and curse him, police said.

 Dunn cries out, and a burst of laughter ensues from the teens, one of whom recorded the video on a phone, police said.

 “They had phones, but didn’t even call for help,” Cocoa Police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said. 

“Anyone who could just watch a man die like that is beyond heartless,” she said. 

 Investigators do not know why Dunn entered the deep water of the pond, but it followed an argument with his fiancĂ©e, Martinez said.

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