COLUMBUS, Ind. – Columbus Police rescued a 12-year-old autistic child who waded into a retention pond Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to the area near 25th Street and Lockerbie Drive on the eastside of Columbus when they observed the boy walking towards a retention pond and then wading in. Officer Tony Kummer said that he took of his duty belt and vest, and along with off-duty Captain Brian Wilder, swam in to rescue him. Paula Arnold, mother of the child, said both officers displayed great compassion and knew exactly what to do when dealing with a child with Autism.