WESH Reporter Helps Woman Escape from Flooded Car

By Kevin Eck 

WESH reporter Tony Atkins was called out by his station for dropping his mic and carrying a local nurse to safety while reporting about Hurricane Ian.

The Orlando NBC affiliate posted a nat sound video showing Atkins helping the woman escape her flooded car and carrying her to safety.

“WAY TO GO!” the station wrote on social media. “She is a nurse and she was on her way to work when her vehicle became stuck in high water.”


“Really glad that woman is okay!” Atkins wrote on Facebook. “Please stay safe!”

Watch the video below: