A rescuer jumped off a highway bridge in Ocean City on Sunday to save a child who had been thrown into the water by several crashes that involved five vehicles, local officials said.
The child, 2-year-old girl, remains in stable condition after she was "ejected from a pickup truck with her car seat" and landed in the water, according to Ocean City police and fire officials.
Police officials said in a statement that "a heroic witness jumped from the bridge into the bay and rescued the child."
The "good Samaritan" was "a couple of vehicles back," saw what happened and jumped in, said James L. Jester, assistant chief of the Ocean City fire department. "It was just that quick."
Jessica Waters, a spokeswoman for Ocean City, said the rescuer wished to remain anonymous.
He was a couple cars back, saw what happened, and just jumped in. Saved a little kid's life. First responders then flew the child to a nearby hospital via helicopter.
This guy doesn't even want any recognition for his insanely heroic act. Nobody knows his name. What an absolute hero.
From the Ocean City Fire Department Facebook post:
From the video up top:
"This good Samaritan's actions—without a doubt, we can say—saved this child."
–Ocean City Fire Department