Good Samaritan Rescues 23-Month-Old Child Who Fell off a Bridge and Asks to Stay Anonymous
News coming from Ocean City Fire Department showed that an individual has chosen to stay anonymous after rescuing a two-year-old child who fell off the Ocean city bridge down the bay.
The crash, which involved the collision of five vehicles, was said to have occurred on a bridge in Ocean City, Maryland, across the Assawoman bay. The little child was strapped to her car seat in one of the cars.
However, the crash's impact caused the car the child was in to veer off the road while being suspended close to the guardrail. The child's car seat ejected and plunged her into the water.
While people around noticed the incident, one of those involved in the crash was quick thinking, jumping into the water the next minute to rescue the child. The pair were later rescued by boaters.
Police say a good Samaritan who jumped off a Maryland bridge to save a young child wants to remain anonymous despite being a hero. https://t.co/GBFOGNzI9v— ABC News (@ABC) May 3, 2021
The crash affected eight people, including the little girl. While the others were treated at a nearby hospital, the girl was transported to Johns Hopkins Children Hospital.
Ryan Whittington, a medic at Ocean City Fire Department, gave updates that the eight people from the crash have been discharged from the hospital. He noted that the rescuer has asked to remain anonymous.
However, more rescuers joined, and while they pulled many people out, including Gravois, not much could be done for him.
Whittington made it known that if the man hadn't done what he did at the time, there would have been a different story to the crash. Rob Korb, another Ocean City Fire Department staff, referred to the man as the real hero.
Whittington added that although the crashes were quite tragic, it was a fortunate thing to see that no life was lost. So far, authorities are still investigating the multi-crash due to the complexity.
The 23-month-old girl who fell out of a car and into a bay Sunday after a multi-vehicle crash on a Maryland bridge is expected to make a full recovery thanks to a "humble hero" who jumped into the water to save the child, authorities said.https://t.co/JRJP0OwtiV— KSL 5 TV (@KSL5TV) May 4, 2021
Another rescue attempt recorded last month at Miramar Beach in Florida showed how an LSU student risked his life to save a young boy caught up in a rip current. The boy was brought to safety, but the rescuer lost his life.
According to the Walton County sheriff's office, the young rescuer was identified as 21-year-old Layne Gravois studying electrical engineering at LSU.
LSU student dies after trying to save boy from rip current in Florida https://t.co/x9bHMsQuzF— WAFB (@WAFB) April 13, 2021
One of Gravois' friends, Dexter Troxclair, recounted that Gravois and two of their other friends got into the water to save the boy.
However, more rescuers joined, and while they pulled many people out, including Gravois, not much could be done for him. The youngster was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.