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Good Samaritan Rescues 23-Month-Old Child Who Fell off a Bridge and Asks to Stay Anonymous

Lois Oladejo
May 09, 2021
11:40 A.M.
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Reports from Ocean City Fire Department have described an unknown individual as a good samaritan after they helped in rescuing a minor from fatality during a crash.

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.

A police officer radioing in a call while wearing a face mask and gloves to protect himself from COVID-19 | Photo: Shutterstock


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.


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. 


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

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.