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Caught on Video: Officer saves drowning Cleveland toddler

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A Cleveland police officer's heroic efforts saved a Cleveland toddler, and it's all caught on video. 

Officer Ismael Quintana was on patrol in Tremont when he got a call to a home on Wade Avenue.

According to the police report, Cynthia Connor's 2-year-old nephew climbed into a swimming pool in the back of the house.

"One of the little kids ran to the front and said the baby was in the pool, drowned. So we immediately ran back there," said the aunt, Connor.

Drances Connor was found underwater.

Officer Quintana immediately reacted by giving him chest compressions.

His aunt helped and soon water rushed out of the boy's mouth and nose.

The whole incident was captured by Officer Quintana's taser body camera. The toddler was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was treated and is under observation.

The body cameras are being used by officers throughout the division. The program is still in a pilot phase, but this incident certainly makes a case for them throughout the department. 

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