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Off-duty officer rescues boy, 7, from Des Plaines River

An off-duty Evanston police officer rescued a 7-year-old boy from the Des Plaines River.

The Sun-Times reports officer Sean O’Brien was driving near river road and miner street Tuesday afternoon, when he saw the boy running.

He followed the boy as he went to the bank of the river, and threw a snowball in.

Then the boy jumped into the water.

The officer went in after him.

He brought the boy to his car, and called an ambulance.

The boy was taken to the hospital in good condition.

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7 Comments to “Off-duty officer rescues boy, 7, from Des Plaines River”

    Joseph said:
    March 6, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    Good job officer O'Bien

    merril enyeart said:
    March 6, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    If you think Craig`s story is great,, 4 weeks ago my boyfriend basically also recieved a check for $9869 just sitting there seventeen hours a week from their apartment and their friend's mother-in-law`s neighbour has been doing this for six months and easily made over $9869 part-time at There laptop. apply the guidelines available on this page……….. BIT40. ℂOℳ

      Spam_Sniper said:
      March 6, 2013 at 8:20 AM

      My brother's cousin's father's dog's mother–in-law's sister made 5 bucks in 10 minutes trimming her nails. Not bad eh merril?

        HVK said:
        March 6, 2013 at 9:12 AM

        What about your cousin's sister's brother's former room mate?

        kid1339 said:
        March 6, 2013 at 12:28 PM

        L>O>L>

    Brian Millersmith said:
    March 6, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    I would have just let the kid drown. I mean, think about it. The kid's stupid enough to go running into a freezing cold river after throwing in a snowball? I don't see a banner straight-A student here…

      Josh said:
      March 6, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      you are an idiot and doesn't sound like you were a straight A student either. He is only a kid.

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