Putting your life at risk to save someone you don’t know is indeed a heroic act.
Jonathan Bauer, when faced with the need to save someone, didn’t think twice and literally “jumped” into action.
Just A Normal Drive
On May 2, 2021, he was just running a few errands with his daughter, driving with the windows open.
A Highway Accident
It was just a matter of time until he found himself involved in a five-vehicle accident on the Maryland Route 90 Highway bridge over Assawoman Bay.
Observing The Scene
He looked around and he saw a truck lose control and drive straight into the bridge’s guardrail. The impact caused the truck to tip over, leaving its back wheels reeling over the rail.
Someone’s In The Truck
Jonathan heard someone yelling. That’s when he saw someone trying to get out of the truck so he ran over to help.
Jonathan told WJLA, “He just pointed down at the water and when I looked over I saw the car seat, and then about six feet away from the car seat was a little girl. She was on her back, completely floating, head completely out of the water, arms moving, legs kicking, and a little pink dress.”
Jumping Into The Water
Jonathan didn’t give any second thought. He took off his shoes, jumped at least 25 feet off the bridge into the freezing water, and saved the little girl.
Right Place And Time
Luckily, Joe and Alayna Oertal were out boating that day and saw Jonathan floating in the water. After everyone was secured, the couple immediately went to Jonathan as fast as they could and retrieved him and the little girl from the water.
Safe And Sound
The little girl was airlifted to John Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore and got released after ten days. Eight of the other victims who were hospitalized after the crash have also recovered.
Watch Jonathan’s story in the video below.
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