HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A stranded mother and her son are safe after the Hernando County Fire Rescue used an airboat to rescue the pair who had been stranded on a bridge as Hurricane Idalia blew through the Tampa Bay area.
The local sheriff’s office shared video of the rescue on Twitter. Officials said the duo got stranded on the Pine Island Bridge for hours while floodwaters rose.
The video showed the moment when the mother and son were safely returned to dry land in Spring Hill.
The mother can be heard telling deputies she was okay.