Jonathan Bauer

Jonathan BauerA May 2, 2021, multi-vehicle accident on an Ocean City, Maryland, bridge spanning Assawoman Bay ejected a toddler from her family’s pickup truck, causing her to land in the cold water of the bay. Jonathan Bauer, a 51-year-old IT executive of Berlin, Maryland, was involved in the accident, and after learning what had happened to the girl, 23 months, he climbed over the bridge’s guide rail and jumped 30 feet into the shallow water. He swam to the girl, who was unresponsive. Holding her over his shoulder, he tapped her back until she coughed, spit up water, and opened her eyes. Bauer held her above the surface of the water until a pontoon boat arrived to take them to shore. The toddler was airlifted to the hospital and was released the following day. Bauer was sore, but he did not require medical treatment.