Heroic video shows officers braving icy water to save little boy downing in Aurora

A 9-year-old boy is recovering after falling through ice while playing football with a friend in Aurora on Wednesday.

At about 4:30 p.m., a 9-year-old boy fell through the ice on a retention pond while a friend and him were playing football, authorities said.

The football went over the ice, and when the boy went to retrieve it, he fell in.

The friend of the boy ran and got his mom. The friend's mom jumped in the water to keep the boy afloat as officers came to save them, police said.


Multiple officers used water rescue kits while two officers swam to save the drowning child and relieve the woman who went in the water to help.

The 9-year-old is expected to make a full recovery. He was treated for hypothermia. The woman denied hospitalization, and is expected to make a full recovery. 

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Two Aurora officers who swam to rescue the child were taken to an area hospital for minor injuries. 

Everybody was released from the hospital in stable condition.