People walking along the Embarcadero near Anthony's Seafood restaurant on Sunday afternoon, January 13, at around 4:30, were startled to see a soaking-wet, fully dressed man running along the sidewalk. The man was the father of a six-year-old girl who had fallen into the water near the Cruise Ship Terminal.
The girl was with her family when she fell from the walkway and into the water below. Her father jumped in, as did another man, and pulled the girl over to a wood ladder attached to the north side of the terminal wharf. The father then ran to get the car while someone dialed 911.
San Diego Harbor Police and emergency personnel from the fire department arrived and treated the young girl while the stranger and the father wrapped themselves in emergency blankets.
After uniformed services collected information, the stranger was thanked and allowed to go home for a "nice hot shower," as he put it. The young girl and her mother were loaded into an ambulance.
Less than two weeks earlier, on December 31, a father jumped off the Embarcadero and into the bay to rescue his two-year-old girl who had fallen into the water.