TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A missing 17-year-old died Friday night after being found in a pond, according to Hillsborough County deputies.

A release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the area of Sheldon Road and Memorial Highway around 8 p.m. after the teenager was reported missing.

However, before deputies got there, the teen’s parents found them in a nearby pond, the sheriff’s office said.

First responders tried to treat the 17-year-old and took the victim to a hospital, but the minor died.

According to the sheriff’s office, the teenager had autism.

“Our thoughts are with the family at this heartbreaking time,” the release said.