Good Samaritans rush to rescue woman in wheelchair who fell off cruise ship dock


ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (WTHR) – Two men are being hailed as heroes after they jumped into the water to save a cruise ship passenger in a wheelchair.

The young woman in a wheelchair fell off a dock in Saint Thomas on Monday.

Video posted on social media shows Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan using a life ring to keep the woman afloat.

The good Samaritans worked together with several other people on the dock, who used a rope to pull the woman to safety.

"I couldn’t think I just had to move Real quick," Donovan wrote on Facebook. "I cannot stop thinking about the way she was looking I told myself I had to save her the water was deep And when I see the wheelchair going under the weight and the fight that she put on me I was in a tight situation I keep screaming saying I cannot hold on no more thanks to Dj Country he was right there in the water to help now she have another day to talk about this day."

The woman was visiting Saint Thomas as a passenger onboard the Carnival cruise ship Fascination, which had stopped on the island.

"Our team at the Department of Tourism truly value their heroic efforts, and thanks to them, a young visitor's life was saved," Commissioner Joseph Boschulte wrote on Facebook. "We often say that "Tourism Is All of Us," and Kashief and Randolph truly embodied that message."

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