NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene where a 13-year-old reportedly jumped into a canal in Northwest Miami-Dade.

Authorities arrived at the scene, located in the vicinity of 181 NW 85th Street, around 4 p.m., Tuesday.

“A 13-year-old that jumped into the canal in the rear of the property and has not been seen coming up,” said a dispatcher over Broadcastify Police scanner. “Multiple fire rescue units are en-route as well.”

7Skyforce hovered over the scene, where divers were seen pulling the teen from the canal.

They then pulled him out and onto the dock of the property where Damian lives.

“I thought the worst and it was the worst,” he said. “Some little kid drowned, that’s the worst thing that could happen.”

The teen was then rushed to Jackon Memorial Hospital to recover, where his friends and family gathered to be by his side.

“He went down, he came up, he was asking for help, he went back down again, he came back up again, he was asking for help again, and then he went back down again,” said Monte Hartage, a neighbor. “Never came back. Fifteen minutes.”

Hartage said he’s the boy’s neighbor, who he identified Cameron.

“He’s like my child,” Hartage said.

For two years, Hartage said, Cameron has been a good friend to his children. He also said that after they got off of the bus together Tuesday, his kids ran to tell him that Cameron decided to jump in the water.

“Cameron, he went toward the neighbor’s house and jumped in the lake, they told him not to,” he said. “So when they told him not to, he said, excuse my language, well, he said, ‘[expletive] it,’ and he’s still jumped in the water.”

Hartage now hopes that his neighbor and his children’s’ friend will be OK.

We want to make sure he makes it,” he said. “When he makes it and he wakes up, I’m gonna slap him across his head and tell him never do it again, no more.”

As of Tuesday night, Cameron’s condition is unknown.

Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.

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