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.

7 comments

  • merril enyeart

    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

  • Brian Millersmith

    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…

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