An off-duty Chicago police officer heroically saved a young boy from a nearly fatal drowning accident. According to the authorities, a young boy was found drowning during a suburban pool party on Saturday. The boy was in full cardiac arrest when he was pulled from the waters. An off-duty Chicago police officer was attending the party and pulled the boy from the bottom of the pool. The officer used her emergency training and was able to get the boy breathing again with CPR. The emergency responders from the Orland Fire Protection District were called to a house located on Steeplechase Parkway in Orland Park at around 6 p.m. According to officials, the boys was breathing and conscious when they arrived thanks to the off-duty officer. The boy was treated at Silver Cross Hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.
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