Tri-State woman featured in iconic photo of Florence rescue efforts

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JAMES CITY, NC – SEPTEMBER 14: Volunteer Amber Hersel from the Civilian Crisis Response Team helps rescue 7-year-old Keiyana Cromartie and her family from their flooded home September 14, 2018 in James City, United States. Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm and flooding from the heavy rain is forcing […]

A stay-at-home mom from Fort Branch, Indiana is featured in a famous image from the rescue and relief efforts following Hurricane Florence.

Volunteer Amber Hersel was working with the Civilian Crisis Response Tema when she helped rescue 7-year-old Keiyana Cromartie and her family from their flooded home.

The rescue took place in James City, North Carolina.

On Wednesday, Eyewitness News’ Ashlyn Irons sat down with local hero Amber Hersel returned home from the Carolinas.

Watch the full story on Wednesday’s edition of Eyewitness News at 5 on WEHT Local.

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(This story was originally published on September 19, 2018)

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