Helicopter pilot discovers villagers stranded in debris in the Bahamas

By Suzanne Ciechalski
A helicopter pilot volunteering in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian was shocked to discover this week that an area full of debris from the storm was inhabited by up to 40 people.

Justin Johnson, who owns Timberview Helicopters in Destin, Florida, with his wife, Angela, was heading to Fox Town on Little Abaco Island. The couple was in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas with MEDIC Corps, a volunteer group that serves people affected by natural disasters.

“Being there, you can’t process that that really just happened,” Angela Johnson said about the devastation left by the storm, which flattened whole towns and left at least 50 people dead.

While flying over Little Abaco, Vic Micolucci, a Jacksonville, Florida, news reporter who went along for the ride, pointed out a debris field and asked Justin Johnson whether anyone could be down there.

Angela Johnson said her husband and another volunteer shrugged off the idea, saying it was likely just a pile of rubbish.

But after thinking about it, Justin Johnson decided to stop in the area the next day while on a supply run to Fox Town.Read More….https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/helicopter-pilot-discovers-villagers-stranded-debris-bahamas-n1054536?sfns=mo

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