Kansas officer's body camera captures heroic rescue of autistic boy
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.
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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.
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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.