Child, Columbus police officer rescued from icy waters in Columbus

The 6-year-old boy and his sister were playing on the frozen pond on Belcher Drive

A Columbus police officer and a child were both hospitalized after falling into a pond in northeast Columbus.

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus police officer and a child were both hospitalized after falling into water at a pond in northeast Columbus.

According to Columbus firefighters, a 6-year-old boy and his sister were playing on a frozen pond in the 1900 block of Belcher Drive, when the boy fell into the water.

Firefighters say a Columbus police officer dove into the water to rescue the boy.

According to firefighters, the boy was pulled from the water unresponsive and was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. His condition is unknown.

The police officer was conscious when he was transported to St. Ann’s Hospital. The Columbus Division of Police says he is in stable condition.

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