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(KSL News) An off-duty West Valley police officer helped save a 2-year-old boy today.

The boy had been in a backyard swimming pool with other children and went back to the pool after the other children left. When they realized the boy was missing, they returned to the pool and found him in the water.

He had been under water for one to two minutes when the off-duty officer arrived to help.

Sgt. Scott Buchanan, with the West Valley Police Department, said, "They knew that he lived there, so he came over and helped out with CPR. And apparently that was instrumental in the child being able to survive in this case."

An ambulance took the boy to Granger High School where he was loaded onto a helicopter. He was flown to a hospital where he's being treated. The boy is expected to survive.

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