Skip to comments.A Deputy Punched Through A Frozen Pond To Save A Drowning 8-Year-Old Boy On Christmas
Posted on 12/26/2017 4:08:44 PM PST by BenLurkin
Sgt. Aaron Thompson was the first to arrive and "made the personal decision" not to wait for the dive team. He quickly removed his police gear, and punched through the ice to make a pathway to the boy, who was struggling in the icy water about 25 feet away from the shore, the release states.
Sergeant Thompson used his arms to punch through the ice, creating a pathway to the victim. Thompson was able to locate the victim under the ice and bring him back to shore where awaiting medical personnel began treating him," Lt. Crouse explained in a statement.
A helicopter then took the boy to a nearby hospital. His condition is still unknown.
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OK. I wont click on the Buzzfeed Fake News link though and give em traffic. I’ll live by the summary.
God bless this man. Prayers for the boy.
I’s all you need. Heck the headline says most of it.
Blue lives matter, especially when the life of your child is depending on it.
God bless this deputy and prayers for the boy.
I know of three kids who drown under ice as a kid.
And another who died from an aneurysm in 3rd grade.
“God bless this man. Prayers for the boy.”
Good thing he ditched his gun and didn’t fear for his life from the lad.
The cop is exceptionally brave and heroic. He knew going in that his life would be in immediate danger and he could die along with the boy. He did it anyways because otherwise the boy would almost certainly have died. Good man!
It happened near St. George Utah. The hospital has not released any details.
Time was of the essence here, Great and Heroic call SGT!!!
Way to go!!!
How many people have died because the first First Responder on scene decided to follow procedure and await backup?
Thank you to this brave police officer. No matter the outcome with the boy, this officers courage is an example to all men.
*** “this officers courage is an example to all men” ***
Men do what Men do... step up when needed.
Good thing he was brave enough to get the job done.
I respect our men in blue.
OR You wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of His punches!
I’m sure there was the adrenaline factor also.
He jumped up and down on the thick ice until it broke, then he waded on his toes toward the boy through the icy water. The boy had moved under the unbroken ice, so he had to punch through that to reach him.
Click pic for NBC article.
I hope he didn’t get an ear infection that caused him to lose his hearing in one ear.
(Seriously, praise God for this heroic officer and prayers for the kid)
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