Veteran Anchor Rescues Indianapolis Boy

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Indy Channel

An Indianapolis police officer and a veteran television anchor were credited with the rescue of an autistic 5-year-old boy from a retention pond on the city’s south side.

Mort Crim, who retired from the TV news business in 1996 after stints in Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago and Louisville, said he saw the boy walking down a street in the 7500 block of Briarstone Drive, near Stop 10 Road and Madison Avenue, at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

At about the same time, the child’s mother had frantically called police to report that he was missing. More…