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Dorian: Blind father in Bahamas carries son to safety

Published: Sep. 6, 2019 at 8:54 PM CDT
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As recovery continues in the Bahamas, days after it was ravaged by the winds and water of Hurricane Dorian, survivors tell their stories of making it out alive.

Brent Lowe is blind but that did not keep him from saving his family.

With the help of his sister-in-law, Lowe carried his 24-year-old son, who suffers from cerebral palsy, through chin-high water to find safety.

"My sister-in-law was there. Her name is Debra Star. It was her that said water is coming in the house, we have to go. And at that time, it was raining and blowing hard. So I picked him up, threw him on my shoulder, and when I stepped off my porch, my front porch. The water was chin high. Up to my chin," recalled Lowe.

After losing their home in the Abaco Islands, Lowe and his family made it to an intact house with the help of neighbors. They stayed there until help arrived to take them to a shelter.

"It was at least, at least a five-minute walk. And especially in the water, it felt longer than that," he said.

The storm deadly has claimed at least 20 lives, but officials say that total could rise in the days to come.