Kansas police officer lauded for saving 4-year-old from pond

Kari Scott
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.

Bulmer said a man walking by helped as he left the pond to call an ambulance.

Police said many times, children with Autism are drawn to water.

Officer Bulmer went into action to save the four-year-old boy as he quickly went underwater.

Bulmer tried to speak to the child after getting out of his auto, but immediately sprang into action when he saw the boy fall. He apparently had walked to the park from his parents' home about two blocks away.

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The police department said the boy's parent had been looking for him at the time he fell into the pond.

The child was taken to a hospital to be checked out. The boy was not injured.

"When I came to find out later that he had autism it really struck me", the officer said at the news conference.

According to police, Bulmer was searching for suspects around central park when he noticed the child near the pond.

Bulmer believes that had he been 30 seconds or a minute later, the unidentified boy would have drowned.

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