10/30/2010

Ind. cop saves autistic child from drowning

The officer responded to a call of a missing five-year-old who walked away from home

Fox59

Indianapolis — An IMPD officer was in the right place at the right time Wednesday morning, when an autistic boy jumped into a retention pond and started to sink. Witnesses say if not for the cop, the boy could have died.

The incident occurred just before 10 a.m. Officer Larry Wilson, a 24-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department working in the Southeast District Office, responded to a call of a missing five-year-old who walked away from home. The boy's frantic mother called 911 when she couldn't find the austic boy. She told officer she thought he had been sleeping.

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