America. A policewoman rescued a drowning eight-year-old girl when the ice broke beneath her. Footage taken from a police camera

Heroic intervention by a policeman in Vermont, USA. A woman has saved an eight-year-old girl who fell into a frozen pond while playing with her siblings. Police camera footage shows the dramatic struggle for the child's life. – Adrenaline levels were high. “Before I got there, I knew what was waiting for me and that I needed to be there as soon as possible,” the official told CNN. An eight-year-old younger sister also found herself in the icy water after being fished out by an 80-year-old man.

The incident happened in Cambridge, Vermont on December 17 of last year, state police said in a press release Friday.

An eight-year-old girl and her six-year-old sister were playing in a frozen pond located on private property when at one point the thin ice broke under the children's weight and the girls fell into the icy water. The 80-year-old owner of the property was able to pull the younger sister to shore, but the other woman remained in the water. The man called 911.

Dramatic rescue on video

Officer Michael Archer was nearby and arrived within five minutes. The woman ran towards the pool with rescue equipment. Police released the footage from the officer's uniform camera on Friday.

A policewoman told CNN she saw a woman lying motionless in the water. – I had some inner strength – I took action. Whether this is a result of police training or instinct is unknown. But then she informed me that there was not even an iota of fear in me.

Moments later, the officer swam toward the drowned child. She said she only thought about saving the girl. “The moment I started pulling her toward shore, I wondered if she needed resuscitation,” he told CNN.

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The girl was breathing and making noises, but she was very cold. A second policeman appeared at the scene of the rescue operation. – Michelle can't get the girl into the ambulance. Her clothes were wet and heavy and her body was numb and stiff. “I was warm and dry,” he said.

“I don't consider myself a hero”

The drama story has a happy ending. – The most important thing is that the girl survived. I don't consider myself a hero. I was the first on the scene. And I did a job that should have been done efficiently,” said the policeman who saved the life of an eight-year-old girl.

The girl was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, police said. Initially, she was considered to be in a life-threatening condition, but soon her condition improved and the girl was released home.

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