Florida Teens Laugh, Film and Watch as Disabled Man Drowns

Sunday, 23 Jul, 2017

Jamel Dunn, 32, drowned July 9 in Cocoa, a coastal city east of Orlando.

And when Dunn's head finally went under the water and did not resurface, one of the teens asked his friends, "Bro, you scared to see a dead person?".

"Ain't nobody finna help you, you dumb bitch", another shouts.

According to police, five teens ages 14 to 16 watched and recorded the incident without so much as an offer of help.

"But on Friday, Cocoa police chief Mike Cantaloupe said he will be pursuing charges of failure to report a death". Dunn's body was recovered on July 12.

While it's generally not a crime to fail to come to someone's rescue in Florida or elsewhere in the US, police say they've found an obscure law that will allow them to charge the teenagers.

"We are deeply saddened and shocked at both the manner in which Mr. Dunn lost his life and the actions of the witnesses to this tragedy", State Attorney Phil Archer said in a statememt, according to NBC News.

Dunn's family has created a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral expenses. But when he did, the teens were watching him from a bank.

Officials at the Cocoa Police Department were horrified after finding the video on social media, they but are unable to take legal action against the despicable videographers.

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Toledo attorney Jerry Phillips says if a similar incident happened in OH, the teens would not be charged either as not helping someone in mortal danger is not a crime. In between bursts of laughter, one of the kids behind the camera can be heard shouting, "Yeah b-- you shoulda never got in there!"

"If they can sit there and watch somebody die in front of their eyes, imagine what they're going to do when they get older?" she said about the teenagers.

"If there was (a law like that) we would charge them", Cocoa Police Department spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez told CNN by phone.

The video of the drowning, shared online by the teens, has stirred outrage among viewers.

The five teenagers who taunted the drowning man while recording his death from afar may face criminal charges, a Florida police chief has said.

Dunn's sister, Simone McIntosh, had hard words for the teens. The group made no calls to 911 nor made any effort to help Dunn.

A Change.org petition has been set up calling on the governor of Florida to introduce a new Good Samaritan Law.

"What I saw was not remorseful", she said. Police are not releasing that video to the media because of the ongoing investigation, he added.