Hero cop who can’t swim rescues drowning infant

By Jill Dando New

Hero police officer Me’Atia Sanderson saved a child’s life, a local sheriff says.

Florida officer in America is being hailed a hero after she jumped into a pond to rescue a drowning infant, despite not being able to swim.

Officer Me’Atia Sanderson with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was the first to arrive at the scene, after being altered that the infant was still in the water.

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The sheriff’s office released bodycam video of the harrowing rescue for the first time on Tuesday.

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The Sheriff’s office said: “Sanderson, who does not know how to swim herself, without a second’s hesitation, entered the pond to retrieve the child and performed CPR until she was relieved by other responding officers.”

The video shows Sanderson, who joined the sheriff’s office in 2019. sprinting into the water and make her way to the drowning child. After the child was pulled from the water, Sanderson continued life-saving efforts.

The footage ends when two other officers arrive at the scene and take over CPR efforts.

Officials with the sheriff’s office said Sanderson has been recognized for the impact that her “quick and decisive decision to go into the retention pond” made. 

Her actions, while putting her own life at risk, undoubtedly saved the child’s life.

The police force said: “As we continue our #weekofthanks, we at the #JSO are thankful that we have officers like Ofc. Sanderson, who day in and day out, take on the challenges and dangers of this job. Our community would not be what it is without them.”

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