A four-year-old boy with autism who fell into a Kansas pond is alive thanks to a heroic police officer. The dramatic rescue was captured in body camera video released Tuesday.
Officer Aaron Bulmer was driving around a community park in Topeka over the weekend looking for a suspect when he saw the little boy walking alongside a pond, The Kansas City Star reported.
The little boy fell into the water and Bulmer jumped into action. Police said the boy was bobbing face down in the water.
Police said he'd wandered away from a parent, who was looking for him at the time of the rescue.
The boy was rushed to a hospital for evaluation and is expected to be fine, the newspaper added.
According to the National Autism Association, children with autism are drawn to water.
“Officer Bulmer was in the right place at the right time to save a young life,” the Topeka Police Dept. said in a statement.