His Mother’s House Flooded During Hurricane Ian—He Swam a Half-Mile to Save Her

From a Washington Post story by Maria Luisa Paúl headlined “His mom’s house flooded during Ian. He swam a half-mile to save her.”:

As Hurricane Ian battered Florida last week, leaving neighborhoods in Naples looking like they had been swallowed by a river, Johnny Lauder dove into the murky, debris-filled waters that others were trying to escape.

The 49-year-old was on a mission to save his 84-year-old mother, who uses a wheelchair. She lives a few blocks away and had made a panicked call on Wednesday as the water rushing into her house reached her chest.