The quick action of a police officer may have saved a 4-year-old Topeka boy with autism from drowning after the child fell into a pond.
Video released Tuesday shows the valiant effort it took for Topeka Police Officer Aaron Bulmer to rescue the boy from a pond at Central Park Community Center.
Bulmer came upon the child Sunday while responding to a separate call.
The child, officials said, was walking toward the pond when Bulmer exited his car and tried to talk to the child before he fell into the water.
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That’s when Bulmer sprang into action. He immediately jumped into the pond after the boy and pulled him to safety.
The child was taken to a hospital for observation and was later reunited with a parent. He is expected to be OK, officials said.