Arriving authorities discovered one automobile half over the guardrail and a number of folks injured, the division mentioned.
“During the collision, one pediatric patient was ejected from the car teetering over the guardrail and landed into the Assawoman Bay,” it added.
That’s when a good Samaritan stepped in and made a courageous rescue — by “immediately” leaping over the guardrail and into the bay, saving the infant.
Rob Korb, a life member of the Ocean City Fire Department and a Senior Deputy Fire Marshal in Worcester County advised NCS he “stumbled” on the incident whereas he was out and working errands.
“The real hero in this situation is the Good Samaritan that jumped in to provide life saving measures for the infant. I’d like to shake his hand or buy him a beer or both someday,” Korb mentioned.
Firefighters had been capable of safe the automobile with rescue instruments and paramedics handled a number of sufferers, the fireplace division mentioned within the launch.
Seven folks had been transported by floor to native hospitals whereas the infant was flown to Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital, the division mentioned. NCS reached out to the hospital however was unable to find out the situation of the infant.