A good Samaritan is credited with saving a baby in dramatic fashion, after the child was thrown from a bridge during a multi-vehicle crash and landed in Maryland’s Assawoman Bay.
It happened around 2:47 p.m. Sunday, and the child had been a passenger in a vehicle that was left teetering over the guardrail of the Route 90 bridge, according to the Ocean City Fire Department.
In all, eight people were sent to hospitals from the crash scene, fire officials said.
“During the collision, one pediatric patient was ejected from the car teetering over the guardrail and landed into the Assawoman Bay,” the Ocean City Fire Department said in a Facebook post.
“A Good Samaritan immediately jumped over the guardrail and into the bay, rescuing the infant.”
The child was flown to Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. Officials did not say release a medical condition.
The good Samaritan was not identified.
Photographer Rob Korb of Ocean City was among the witnesses, and he posted on Facebook a series of photos showing five vehicles were involved. Some appeared to have been involved in a head-on crash, he said.
The infant, a girl, was unconscious in the water when he arrived “moments after it occurred,” Korb said. The good Samaritan jumped in and immediately began performing CPR on the child.
The two were pulled from the bay by a boater, who took them to shore, Korb said. “I’ve been on some crazy jobs over the years but this one will be one to remember,” he wrote on social media.
Investigators have not said what caused the crash.