VIDEO: FL airboat crew rescues pregnant woman, kids clinging to tree in NC


Volunteers from a central Florida airboat company made the trek to North Carolina to help rescue flood victims. 

The video above is of members from Wild Florida rescuing people in Kelly, North Carolina. 

The team rescued several families including a pregnant woman, as well as a 4-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy who had been clinging to tree branches to stay alive. 

A crew from a Florida airboat company is in North Carolina rescuing flood victims. This is that company's video of them rescuing a family that had been clinging to tree branches. NBC VOD

The entire rescue took the team about 35 minutes. They had to maneuver the airboat through thick branches and trees to find the victims. 

This is not the first-time Wild Florida has assisted out-of-state victims following a storm.

Wild Florida volunteers rescued dozens of people and pets following historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey last year in Texas.

“Kelly, North Carolina we’ll never forget you! Full blown miracle save: 8 month pregnant mom with 4yr old girl on her shoulders, Dad with 8yr old boy, 60 yr old uncle and family dog…swept away and clinging for life for since 4am!,” the company’s Facebook post said.

Wild Florida, an airboat tour company based out of Kenansville.

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