A fast thinking police officer from Kansas saved the life of a young boy with autism when he jumped in after the child, who had fallen into a pond after being separated from a parent, as shown by body camera. Topeka Police Officer Aaron Bulmer was in pursuit for a group that had been fighting when he saw a 4-year-old boy walking toward the water at the Central Park Community Center at about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Aaron ran toward the little boy, but he fell into the pond before the officer could reach him.

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Aaron quickly jumped into the water, took hold of the boy, and pulled him to safety. He reported to the radio that he has gotten a kid who fell into the pond and carried the boy to a park goer who took the boy while Aaron pulled himself out. The little boy was brought to a nearby hospital to be evaluated and was then reunited with a parent, who had been out looking for their son when the accident happened, police said. Officials came later to know that the boy had autism. Topeka Police said in a statement that most times kids with autism are drawn to water as it was in this scenario.

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