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Man Reunites With Officer Who Saved Him From Drowning 19 Years Ago

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    (Published Monday, Sept. 19, 2016)

    In an emotional reunion caught on camera, a man surprised an officer who saved his life 19 years ago when he was just a boy and drowning in a pool.

    Chris Jones commented on a Facebook picture from a Columbus, Ohio, community event saying that officer James Poole had rescued him as a child, according to NBC affiliate WCMH.

    Later, Jones, now 24, walked up to Poole during an interview asking if he remembered him.

    When Poole said no, Jones replied:

    "From 1997? I’m the boy you pulled out of a swimming pool," Jones said.

    The two embraced as Jones thanked Poole for saving his life.

    "Because of you, I’m still here. Because of you, this 5-year-old little girl is here," Jones said, referring to his 5-year-old daughter.

    The entire emotional exchange was caught on camera. 

    Read more at WCMH.