Aurora police officers rescue boy, woman from icy pond, bodycam video shows


Aurora, IL (WLS) — A 9-year-old boy survived thanks to the heroic efforts of Aurora police after he was dragged from a pond Thursday night.

Now, the policeman said he was happy to be able to spend Thanksgiving with his family.

The police department released body camera video of Wednesday’s rescue.

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Police said the boy fell through what appeared to be a frozen pond while retrieving the soccer ball.

A policeman who appeared found a boy and a woman who tried to help him struggling in the water.

Two policemen jumped into the water and managed to bring the two to dry land.

“I know I’m not an Olympic swimmer. I can swim with them. But if I can get close to them, get them. At that point,” the officer said.

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No one was seriously injured. The two police officers and the boy were released after being treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital.

The boy now has a new football too.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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