SANIBEL, Fla. (WFLA) — Two people and their dog were rescued from Sanibel Island Thursday after their neighborhood was devastated by Hurricane Ian.
Video released by the US Coast Guard showed an MH-65 Dolphin crew flying over a quarter of the island before heaving Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Kilbane to the ground.
The security guard then talks to a man named Colin and his grandmother who are standing in front of their house while standing with their dog.
“Well done!” Kilbane told residents, praising them for using a reflector to get the crew’s attention.
The security guard asked the residents if anyone else was in the neighborhood, to which the residents replied that there was no one else around.
The woman was first placed in a basket, which was then flown into the helicopter above.
After the woman was safely aboard, Kilbane walked back, pet the dog and next brought Collin and his pup into the basket, sending the pair flying back to safety as well.
Kilbane and his crew saved several people from the aftermath in Sanibel. A recent rescue was a family and their cat.
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