Illinois police rescue a 9-year-old child who drowns in an icy pond

Police in a Chicago suburb on Wednesday rescued a child who was drowning in an icy pond.

The 9-year-old child fell into an icy retention pond around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday while trying to get a soccer ball, according to the Aurora Police Department. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw that an adult woman also went into the pond to save the child from drowning.

Officials went into the pond and rescued both the woman and child and brought them back to shore, officials said in a Facebook post.

The 9-year-old was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries after the incident, along with two police officers who rescued the child from the pond.

All of the people were discharged from the surrounding hospitals.

In body camera video released by police, officers can be seen using a water rescue kit to bring both the child and adult to shore, while two officers entered the water.

In an interview released by police, the mother of the drowning child said she thought her “son wouldn’t be here” when she saw him drown.

“I want to thank all the people who saved him,” the mother said. Illinois police rescue a 9-year-old child who drowns in an icy pond


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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