The quick action of a Topeka, Kansas police officer is being credited with saving a four-year-old local boy with autism from drowning on Sunday. Bodycam video released today shows Officer Aaron Bulmer jumping into a pond to rescue the unnamed child from the water.
Video Source: Daily Mail
Bulmer says he noticed the boy walking around the pond while responding to a separate call. He immediately jumped in when the youngster fell into the water. The child was later reunited with a parent after being checked out at a local hospital.
Mom Jaclyn Hamby is more than a little grateful, noting - "I don't think words could describe how thankful we are that [Bulmer] was there at the time." For those questioning how the toddler got out, Bulmer says it was a human situation. "This is one of those things that could happen to any of us," Bulmer told reporters. "I know coming home from work, I'm exhausted. I could fall asleep on the couch and my young one can unlock the door and get outside.
Source: Kansas City Star