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They record how a police officer who did not know how to swim heroically jumps into a pond to save a drowning baby

2022-11-25T19:20:28.519Z

The video shows how the officer runs out of the car and while asking where the girl is. A woman replies that she is in the water. “Oh no,” the police respond. But she doesn't hesitate.



Police in Jacksonville, Florida, revealed on Tuesday a video of the heroic rescue carried out in the summer by an agent who did not know how to swim but jumped into a pond to save a drowning baby, as a tribute message to police forces. in Thanksgiving week. 

The recording corresponds to the body camera of officer Me'Atia Sanderson, who was the first to arrive at the artificial pond in the Westside neighborhood after a request for help on June 9.

"Sanderson, who cannot swim,

without hesitation entered the pond to rescue the girl

," the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

The video shows how the agent runs out of her car towards the pond, which is in the middle of a housing complex, repeatedly asking “where is the baby”.

A woman responds to the screams that she is in the water.

“Oh no,” replies the police, who are instantly submerged in the pond.

For almost 30 seconds he is underwater trying to get it out, until he finally succeeds, almost out of breath.

Then, she performs CPR on him for over a minute while continuing to say “come on baby” and “you can do it”.

The video ends with two other officers arriving on the scene to help.

The girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition, authorities said.

Her age and her current condition were not specified. 

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Sanderson, who began her service in 2019 as a patrol officer, was recognized for the importance of her "quick and decisive decision," the Sheriff's Office said: "Her actions, by putting her own life at risk, undoubtedly saved the life of the baby".

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The video was shared on Facebook as a message of thanks to the security forces.

“Officers from across this country report to work every day to protect and serve their communities.

They go every day knowing that they will face unimaginable challenges and dangers,” he says, “we are grateful to have agents like Sanderson, who face challenges and dangers every day.

Our community wouldn't be what it is without them."

Source: telemundo

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