Bodycam video captures police officer rescuing 4-year-old from pond

TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Topeka (Kan.) Police Department released bodycam video of one its officers who jumped into a pond to save an autistic 4-year-old child.

Officer Aaron Bulmer was searching for suspects involved in an altercation Sunday when he noticed a small child dangerously close to a pond. Bulmer was walking toward the boy when he saw him fall in the water.

Bulmer quickly jumped in and saved the boy. The child was taken to a hospital to be checked out.

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

Police also said it's worth noting that many autistic children are drawn to water.