Cop's Bodycam Captures Rescue of Boy in Lake

Raquel Nash
May 4, 2017

Assisting in the rescue was a passerby who rushed over and took the 4-year-old from the officer while a girl wrapped the soaked youngster in her hoodie.

"Officer Bulmer immediately jumped into the pond after the child and was able to pull the child to safety", the department said on its website. Bulmer sprung into action and jumped into the pond to save the boy.

Officer Bulmer calls out to a man on the bank: "I need some help, call 999 for me".

Aaron Bulmer, a member of the Topeka Police Department in Kansas, was responding to a separate call when he spotted the boy walking alone near the pond. He apparently had walked to the park from his parents' home about two blocks away.

"Many times, children with autism are drawn to water, as was displayed in this case", Topeka Police said in a statement.

As he approached the pond he saw the child had slipped in and was struggling to keep his head above water
As he approached the pond he saw the child had slipped in and was struggling to keep his head above water

The boy was rushed to a hospital for evaluation and is expected to be fine, the newspaper added. The boy was not injured.

"I didn't know how deep it was when I dove in", the 6-foot-9 Bulmer said. "That's really been hitting me today - that God put me in that situation", Bulmer reiterated.

According to Topeka police Lt. Colleen Stuart, it is common for children who are diagnosed with autism to be attracted to water.

"I understand we're human, and I don't fault the parents at all", Bulmer said.


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