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Officer in Utah painfully punches into frozen pond, dives in to rescue 8-year-old boy

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A Utah deputy used his fists to force his way into a frozen pond, enduring great pain to rescue an eight-year-old child trapped beneath the ice.

Sergeant Thompson with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was first on the scene when a call came in that a little boy -who had been chasing a dog on the ice- had fallen under and was trapped

According to a press release, Thompson “made a personal decision” to save the boy, removing his gear and leaping into the water, punching through 25 feet of jagged ice to clear a path for the child.

“He and another citizen were actually able to break through the ice, go into the water, and retrieve the boy out of the pond,” WCSO spokesman Lt. David Crouse told Fox13Now. “He was taken to a nearby ambulance.”

LifeFlight arrived on scene was flew the boy to a nearby hospital. Crouse was treated for hypothermia, cuts, and abrasions from punching the ice.

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