Bodycam of Topeka, Kansas police officer shows boy's rescue from a pond

Posted at 9:18 AM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 09:18:16-04

(NBC NEWSCHANNEL) The quick action of a Kansas police officer saved a 4-year-old Topeka boy on the autism spectrum from drowning after the child fell into a pond on Sunday.

Video released Tuesday by police shows the valiant effort it took for officer Aaron Bulmer to rescue the boy from the water.

Bulmer came upon the child while responding to a separate call.

According to authorities, the child was walking around the pond when the officer tried to talk to him and he fell into the water.

The officer immediately jumped into the pond after the boy and a citizen helped pull him to safety.

The child was taken to a hospital for observation and was later reunited with a parent.