A Florida police officer jumps into a pond to save a drowning baby.
This incident happened back in June, but the bodycam footage was just released. Officer Me’Atia Sanderson was called out to a report of an infant drowning in a pond. Officer Sanderson was the first to arrive on the scene and ran toward the retention pond of the apartment complex. When she spotted the baby in the water, Officer Sanderson jumped into the water and swam toward the drowning infant.
Upon getting to shore, the officer performed CPR on the baby until EMTs arrived to take over. According to reports, Officer Sanderson doesn’t know how to swim. That didn’t stop this hero from jumping in to save this baby. Here’s the bodycam footage of the police officer jumping into the water to save the baby:
From the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) Facebook page, Captain Christopher Scott with Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department wrote a letter to JSO on behalf of Officer Sanderson recognizing her “quick and decisive decision to go into the retention pond. Her actions, while putting her own life at risk, undoubtedly saved the child’s life.”
Just another day on the job for this brave police officer. [SOURCE Fox 35]