Two police officers in Illinois were injured on Wednesday, November 23, after they helped rescue a mother and her child who fell through ice into a pond.
Body cam footage released by the Aurora Illinois Police Department shows officers rushing to the scene around 4:30 pm following a report of a 9-year-old boy who had fallen through ice into a retention pond, along with the child’s mother who went in attempting to save her son.
The boy had walked onto a frozen section of the retention pond to retrieve a football when he fell through the ice into the cold water, according to police.
Multiple officers deployed water rescue kits while two officers swam to save the drowning child and the woman who were in the water.
In a combined effort, officers were able to safely return to land with the boy and his mother. The child sustained minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital while the two officers also sustained minor injuries and were taken to a hospital. Credit: Aurora Illinois Police Department via Storyful