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Deputy pulls autistic boy from retention pond

  • According to the sheriff’s office, Deputy Efrain Taveras saved a 9-year-old autistic boy from a retention pond.
  • The boy had walked out of his Apollo Beach and had been reported missing.
  • Taveras spotted the boy, who does not know how to swim, in the pond and jumped in after him.
  • Deputy Taveras immediately jumped into the pond, in full uniform, and pulled the child to safety.
  • Taveras, 52, is a 12-year veteran of the sheriff’s office.

According to the sheriff’s office, Deputy Efrain Taveras saved a 9-year-old autistic boy from a retnetion pond.

According to the sheriff’s office, Deputy Efrain Taveras saved a 9-year-old autistic boy from a retention pond.

The boy had walked out of his Apollo Beach and had been reported missing. Taveras spotted the boy, who does not know how to swim, in the pond and jumped in after him.

Deputy Taveras immediately jumped into the pond, in full uniform, and pulled the child to safety.

The boy is safe and has been reunited with his family.

Taveras, 52, is a 12-year veteran of the sheriff’s office.

Deputy pulls autistic boy from retention pond

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