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SEE IT: Cruise ship passenger in wheelchair rescued after falling into ocean

2019-08-19

Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan jumped into the ocean to help the girl hold onto a life ring as they brought up back to the dock using a rope. (Senio Donovan)

Two men are being hailed as heroes after their dramatic rescue of a girl in a wheelchair was caught on video last week.

The video, which has since gone viral on social media, shows the pair helping the Carnival cruise ship passenger after she fell from a dock during a stop in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

The two men, Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan, jumped into the ocean and helped the unidentified girl hold onto a life ring as others pulled her back up to the dock using a rope.

The accident happened last Monday, Aug. 12.

Posted by Jennings Harris on Monday, August 12, 2019

The good Samaritans told CNN that they work as entertainers for visitors on the island. Hamilton, a 33-year-old DJ, said he was playing music on the dock when he heard the female scream. He and Donovan, 34, then jumped about 10 feet down as the woman was sinking and got her out of the wheelchair.

A second video shared on Facebook shows emergency personnel treating the girl on the dock as a crowd of onlookers gathers around.

“I’m glad the outcome was something positive,” Hamilton told CNN. “We would have lost someone who is both a family member and a passenger.”

Sen. Kurt Vialet, who represents the area in the Virgin Islands legislature, praised the two men in a Facebook post.

“Everyday heroes with unassuming personalities live among us!” he wrote. “Hats off and kudos to Mr. Kashief General Kuntry Hamilton and Mr. Junior Donovan! Job well done and thank you for your willingness to assist with this duty today! I know that young lady’s family is forever grateful and we as a people are proud of you!”