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Son documents flood, harrowing rescue of mom

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT JOHNNY LAUDERVERIFIED UGC - MUST CREDIT JOHNNY LAUDER++USER GENERATED CONTENT: This video and photo content has been authenticated by AP based on the following validation checks:++video and photo content checked against known locations and events by regional experts++video and photo content is consistent with independent AP reporting++video and photo content cleared for use by all AP clients by Johnny LauderNaples, Florida - 28 September 20221. Wide of water. UPSOUND Johnny Lauder "We're arriving to grandma's. Or I'm arriving to grandma's."2. Close of Lauder's watch. UPSOUND Lauder "I don't know what time it is, 3:41. All right. Love everybody." 3. Johnny Lauder on camera. UPSOUND Lauder "We're looking four feet of water and I've been swimming forever."ANNOTATION: As Hurricane Ian flooded Naples, Florida, Johnny Lauder rescued his 86-year-old mom from her home, documenting the rescue with his phone.ASSOCIATED PRESSNaples, Florida - 4 October 2022++ZOOM INTERVIEW - QUALITY AS INCOMING++++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY OVERLAID++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Johnny Lauder, rescued mom from flooded home:"And as I got to my mom's house I heard her screaming, which brought, you know, you don't think about anything when you're doing it, but at that moment it was a sense of terror and relief at the same time."VERIFIED UGC - MUST CREDIT JOHNNY LAUDER++USER GENERATED CONTENT: This video and photo content has been authenticated by AP based on the following validation checks:++video and photo content checked against known locations and events by regional experts++video and photo content is consistent with independent AP reporting++video and photo content cleared for use by all AP clients by Johnny LauderNaples, Florida - 28 September 20225. STILL of Karen Lauder (Johnny's mom), who appears to be floating inside her home6. STILL of Johnny and mom Karen Lauder inside flooded home7. STILL of Karen Lauder laying head on table8. STILL of Johnny pushing mom in wheelchair++UPSOUND COVERED++9. UPSOUND Johnny Lauder 'She only has one leg, so it's going to be very difficult."ASSOCIATED PRESSNaples, Florida - 4 October 2022++ZOOM INTERVIEW - QUALITY AS INCOMING++++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY OVERLAID++10. SOUNDBITE (English) Johnny Lauder, rescued mom from flooded home:"We got her out of the house through all the wreckage and we started pushing her in the street. You know the water for us was probably thigh, hip deep. But for her in some areas it was already up to her chest, she was still submerged through the whole ride. Very difficult walk."VERIFIED UGC - MUST CREDIT JOHNNY LAUDER++USER GENERATED CONTENT: This video and photo content has been authenticated by AP based on the following validation checks:++video and photo content checked against known locations and events by regional experts++video and photo content is consistent with independent AP reporting++video and photo content cleared for use by all AP clients by Johnny LauderNaples, Florida - 28 September 202211. Johnny in water with mom in wheelchair and another person. UPSOUND Johnny Lauder "6:10, we're now leaving, pushing a wheelchair through half deep water. We have a little bit of a trek ahead of us."STORYLINE:As Hurricane Ian flooded Naples, Florida, one man went to rescue his 86-year-old mom from her home after she had refused to evacuate. He sent photos and short videos to his family, letting them know he was OK. That's how Johnny Lauder ended up unintentionally documenting the whole rescue. His mom Karen had lost a leg and requires a wheelchair. As the waters rose, she called her son for help. Lauder swam, waded and walked about a half mile to reach her, and could hear her screaming as he reached the house. Several hours later, the water subsided enough for him to push her through the streets to safety.In one photo, Johnny Lauder's 86-year-old mother, Karen, is in her home, submerged nearly to her shoulders in black-tinged water, staring straight at the camera, mouth open.In another, she lies just above the water line on a table, wrapped in sheets to warm her. In yet another, she is pushed through the water in a wheelchair, her rescue nearly complete.The photos tell the story of Lauder's journey last Wednesday to save his mother from the home she refused to leave, despite the family's pleading in the face of Hurricane Ian.Before the storm hit, Lauder said his mother " kicked and screamed" and said she didn't want to leave her home in Naples, Florida. "It was a sense of terror and relief at the same time," he said. Lauder said his mother was later taken to a hospital, because she had some infections, but they were treated and she is doing well.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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