A Michigan woman is being hailed a hero after she rescued a 4-year-old autistic boy who jumped into a lake. Jessica Bauer and the boy’s Grandma saw him fall in and Bauer immediately ran into the water to save him. A ring camera that captured the amazing rescue went viral. The boy is doing fine and his grateful mother says Jessica is an angel from above.
In the video, the little boy is seen running in the backyard and then straight into the water where he struggles before disappearing underneath the surface of the water. Bauer and the boy’s grandmother come into the frame and Bauer, who has a three-year-old of her own, immediately tosses her phone over her shoulder and plunges into the water to pull him out.
Bauer posted a video of herself fully soaked as she removes water logged shoes saying she thinks she just saved a little boy’s life. She admits she was overcome with emotion after the rescue as the gravity of the situation set in. Bauer said was at home when she heard her neighbor screaming, “He’s in the water!” Jessica ran outside where she saw a four-year-old boy in the lake. Bauer said the sight of the little boy drowning was frightening but her instincts kicked in and she just jumped in to save him, despite not knowing how to swim.