A 20-year-old New Haven man drowned after jumping off a rock at Slades Pond in Watertown on Sunday night, according to police.
Police responded to Sylvan Lake Park at 7 p.m. after receiving a report of a man in distress in the water and witnesses told officers that a man jumped off the large rock on the north side of the pond, went underwater and did not come up.
Despite several rescue attempts, police couldn’t locate the man, later identified as Jabree Bryant , 20, of New Haven.
Fire Department personnel, as well as the Region Five Dive Team responded and the dive team went into the water and found Bryant, who was not breathing.
First responders started CPR and AMR Ambulance brought the man to Waterbury Hospital, where he was pronounced dead soon after arrival.