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Caught on Camera: Woman saves child with autism from pond in Union County

(A still from the video provided by the Union County Sheriff's Office) (A still from the video provided by the Union County Sheriff's Office)
UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A Union County woman saved a child with autism from a pond Monday, according to the sheriff's office, and the incident was caught on tape.

The rescue happened at a pond in the Lake Park community when a passing motorist saw the child in the water. The motorist, who was unable to swim, ran to a nearby home to get help.

A woman in the home immediately ran to the pond, swam to the child and pulled him to safety.

Deputies were called to the scene and found the victim was a young boy with autism. He was returned - safe and unharmed - to his parents.

No further information has been released about the incident.

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