Helicopter pilot discovers 40 people trying to survive in ruins after flying over a village flattened by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
- Justin Johnson, from Destin, Florida, flew for MEDIC Corps in the Bahamas
- During a Jacksonville, Florida supply round, reporter Vic Micolucci saw the rubble
- Johnson stopped the next day on the spot on Little Abaco Island, Bahamas
- On landing, he discovered no fewer than 40 people stranded by Hurricane Dorian
A helicopter pilot saved 40 people stranded in an area devastated by Hurricane Dorian after & # 39; intuition & # 39; had told him to fly back over debris that others thought was a waste.
Justin Johnson, from Destin, Florida, flew Tuesday in the Bahama & # 39; s volunteers for MEDIC Corps in the aftermath of the hurricane, which flattened cities and killed at least 50 people two weeks ago.
During a trip to Fox Town on Little Abaco Island, Bahamas, with his wife and Jacksonville news reporter Vic Micolucci in tow, the reporter pointed to a pile of rubble at the pilot.
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Angela Bartlett (center) with some of the 40 survivors discovered by her husband in Abaco, Bahamas. A flattened landscape and inverted car shows the devastation
Picking it up because the pilot's wife, Angela Johnson, and another volunteer on board are probably & # 39; nonsense & # 39; the debris considered uninhabited because it was far from the main roads on the remote island.
Only when he flew over the place in Little Abaco while he was supplying the next day did Johnson feel the need to stop and check for survivors.
Upon landing at the site, people immediately began to crawl out of the damaged buildings, the pilot calling on his wife to pack & # 39; everything, that place (the reporter) has 30 to 40 people living there & # 39 ;, reports NBC News.
Justin Johnson (left), Vic Micolucci (right), Angela Johnson (center right) and a volunteer from MEDIC Corps
Some of the survivors discovered by Justin Johnson in Abaco on Wednesday after he stopped checking a pile of debris
The couple could, along with MEDIC Corps, bring tents, water and food to the stranded survivors who desperately needed it.
Mrs. Johnson told me NBC News: & # 39; He had this intuition to fly back & # 39 ;, said Angela Johnson.
MEDIC Corps told the news publication: & Many were undocumented Haitian immigrants who are afraid of being deported, so it is sometimes difficult to provide evacuation to these communities and they are not the first to show up. & # 39;
Without Mr. Johnson's attentive actions, the village may have been overlooked because they lived far away, had no vehicles or spoke English, Medic Corps said.
A photo shared by Mrs. Johnson of the devastation above Abaco, Bahamas
Angela Johnson said that the villagers, who were desperate for supplies, were joyfully & # 39; hands raised to heaven & # 39; danced after being saved by the group.
Earlier last week, the couple reunited three three, six and ten year old girls with their grandparents after they got stuck on a collapsed road on the island that had become a river with a strong current.
The children were dropped off by boat to meet their parents, but were stranded because of the road.
Angela Johnson called her & # 39; favorite & # 39; rescue.
The couple owns Timberview Helicopters in Destin, Florida and decided to do what they could to help after the hurricane.
Justin and Angela Johnson on a mission to deliver supplies to those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas
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