The child was ejected from a truck involved in an accident in Maryland.
Police say a good Samaritan who jumped off a Maryland bridge to save a child wants to remain anonymous, despite being a hero.
The incident began with a 5-vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon on the Route 90 bridge in Assawoman Bay near Ocean City, Maryland.
A 2-year-old child was “ejected from a truck with his car seat, falling into the bay below,” the Ocean City Police Department said in a statement provided to ABC News.
When the truck in which the child was hanging on the parapet, the good Samaritan jumped over the edge and entered the water to save the child.
The 2-year-old was in stable condition at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital in Baltimore after being transported there by a Maryland State Police rescue helicopter, officials said.
Another seven injured in the pileup were discharged from the hospital.
The police said that, due to the complexity of the accident, “the investigation is ongoing.”
The good Samaritan, living up to the description, asked that his name – not be revealed.