Video shows 5 teens doing nothing as disabled man drowns

There is no law that required the five teens to help him.
1:27 | 07/22/17

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Back here at home, we turn next to a disturbing piece of video from Florida tonight. Five teens, apparently watching and recording a man in desperate need in the water, but doing nothing. The man did not survive. And we wonder, what does the law say about helping those in desperate need? Victor Oquendo from Florida tonight. Reporter: Tonight, outrage over this cruel video posted online. You should have never gone in there! Reporter: A man drowning in the middle of this coco, Florida, pond, as five teens record his struggle to survive, mocking him and cursing. Believe -- . Reporter: The video recording for more than two minutes, before 31-year-old Jamel Dunn drowned. We just saw buddy die. We could've helped him. We didn't even try to help him. Reporter: The teens told no one. Dunn's family desperately searching for him. Police discovering his body five days later. Do you wish you could do more legally here? Absolutely, absolutely. Reporter: Shockingly in Florida, you don't legally have to rescue someone in distress. I would've never believed that somebody could watch somebody in distress and not do anything about it. Reporter: Tonight, police finding an obscure statute to pursue misdeameanor charges for failing to report a death. They're laughing and joking in the background, saying, "No, we're not going to help you." That was just horrible. Reporter: It's up to the state attorney's office to decide whether to file the misdemeanor charges. Victor, thank you.

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