Baby rescued from Maryland bay by Good Samaritan after car crash


Good Samaritan saves unconscious baby girl hurled out of car and into bay during pile-up by jumping into water and performing CPR on her until rescuers arrived

  • Multi-vehicle crash took place on Route 90 bridge in Ocean City, Maryland, on Sunday afternoon 
  • Baby girl was ejected into Assawoman Bay when pickup truck she was in struck another vehicle head on and was left hanging over guardrail
  • Good Samaritan on the scene jumped into the water and rescued the baby, who was said to be unconscious 
  • Video from eyewitness shows Good Samaritan cradling the baby before handing her over to a boater
  • Pile-up crash left eight people injured, including the infant who was airlifted to a hospital in Maryland   

A dramatic rescue unfolded in a Maryland bay on Sunday, when a Good Samaritan jumped into the water and saved an unconscious baby following a multiple-vehicle crash that left a pickup truck dangling over a guardrail. 

The incident took place just before 2.47pm  on the Route 90 bridge in Ocean City and left eight people injured, among them a one-and-a-half-year-old girl who had been ejected from the silver pickup truck that was involved in the pile-up into the Assawoman Bay.

A bystander immediately jumped into the water and rescued the baby, as seen in a cellphone recording made by eyewitness Tricia Michele Roberts-Oertel and obtained by Delmarva Now.

A multi-vehicle crash took place on the Route 90 bridge in Ocean City, Maryland, on Sunday afternoon, leaving this pickup truck dangling over the guardrail

A multi-vehicle crash took place on the Route 90 bridge in Ocean City, Maryland, on Sunday afternoon, leaving this pickup truck dangling over the guardrail 

The impact of the crash caused a baby girl to be ejected from the pickup truck into the Assawoman Bay

Firefighters on the scene used equipment to secure the truck

The impact of the crash caused a baby girl to be ejected from the pickup truck into the Assawoman Bay. Firefighters on the scene used equipment to secure the truck

A Good Samaritan jumped into the water and rescued the unconscious baby girl, whom he then handed over to a boater

A Good Samaritan jumped into the water and rescued the unconscious baby girl, whom he then handed over to a boater   

In the video, a man in a red T-shirt is seen cradling a child in his arms while swimming in the bay, before handling her over to someone on board a private boat. 

The unnamed hero then climbs into the vessel. He has not been named as of Monday morning. 

Rob Korb, an Ocean City firefighter and photographer who was at the scene just moments after the accident, wrote in a Facebook post that the Good Samaritan performed CPR on the baby before rescuers arrived. 

Officials say the five-car pileup on the bridge left eight people injured, including the baby

Officials say the five-car pileup on the bridge left eight people injured, including the baby 

The cause of the multi-car collision on the bridge is being investigated by the Ocean City Police Department.

The cause of the multi-car collision on the bridge is being investigated by the Ocean City Police Department.

People are seen standing on the bridge following the dramatic crash and rescue Sunday

People are seen standing on the bridge following the dramatic crash and rescue Sunday

Korb also stated that the accident involved five vehicle, and that the child was ejected as a result of a head-on collision between the truck she  was in and another vehicle. 

‘I’ve been on some crazy jobs over the years but this one will be one to remember,’ he wrote.  

According to a press release from Ocean City Fire Department, firefighters responded to the scene and secured the truck hanging over the guardrail, while paramedics treated multiple ‘priority’ patients. 

Seven victims were transported by ambulances to area hospital, while the baby was airlifted to Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital in Baltimore. Her condition was unknown on Monday.  

The cause of the multi-car collision on the bridge is being investigated by the Ocean City Police Department. 



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