(CBS) — A paramedic who helped rescue a 3-year-old boy from the gorilla enclosure at Brookfield Zoo 20 years ago tells WBBM he thinks the Cincinnati Zoo made the right decision to kill the ape that dragged a child last month.
WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
“We heard a heart-wrenching scream from a mother, and then shortly thereafter it was a very loud thud. And that thud was actually the youth hitting the floor of the gorilla exhibit,” says Jeff Bruno.
Bruno is now a captain-paramedic for the Kankakee Fire Department. He was at Brookfield Zoo that day 20 years ago and helped pick up the child who fell into the gorilla enclosure there.