Aurora policeman suffered minor injuries after rescuing child, woman from reservoir


On Wednesday afternoon, two Aurora police officers suffered minor injuries after helping to rescue a child who had fallen into the ice.

Authorities said the dispatcher received a call that a 9-year-old child had fallen through the ice of the reservoir. Authorities said the child was trying to retrieve the football from the frozen part of the pond when the ice broke and it fell into the water.

Officers who arrived at the scene deployed rescue kits, and two more officers jumped into the water to rescue the child and the woman who had attempted to be rescued.

Officers were able to bring the child and woman back to shore, officials said.

A 9-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Police said the woman was treated at the scene.

Two officers who jumped into the water were also taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, officials said.


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