Two teenagers died Thursday, hours after one fell into a Farmingville cesspool half-filled with waste and the other jumped in to save his friend.
The pair were unable to stay afloat and lost consciousness before being pulled out by rescuers.
Eduardo Vanegas-Fuentes, 16, of Holtsville, and Edgar Calderon-Castro, 19, of Farmingville, were pronounced dead at Stony Brook University Medical Center, police said.
I didn't know them personally, but both of them went to my high school. They were ESL students, and their bodies are being shipped back to there native countries for their burials. Such a terrible way to die...