VIDEO: Aurora officers rescue 9-year-old boy, adult woman from icy pond

Aurora Police Department
Body camera footage released by Aurora police showed officers rescuing a 9-year-old boy and an adult woman from an icy retention pond Wednesday afternoon. Photo credit Aurora Police Department

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Body camera footage released by the Aurora Police Department shows officers saving a 9-year-old boy who had fallen into an icy pond, as well as an adult woman who went in to try and save the child.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Aurora police received reports of a 9-year-old boy who was drowning. Police officers and firefighters were dispatched to the scene, where they found both individuals about 15 feet away from the shore.

Police said the boy fell through the ice while trying to retrieve a football.

While multiple officers deployed water rescue kits, two others swam into the pond in order to save the boy and the woman.

The child suffered minor injuries, as did two officers who swam into the pond. They were transported to a local hospital and released in stable condition.

Police said the woman was treated on the scene and not transported to a hospital.

“I thought my son was going to be here to see Thanksgiving,” the mother of the boy said in a video shared to Facebook. “Somebody was out there to call 911 … and I want to thank the little boy and his parent out there, as well. I want to thank all the people who rescued him.”

Although the football was lost to the pond, Aurora police said officers bought the boy a new football and delivered it on Thanksgiving.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Aurora Police Department