Monday, September 9th 2019, 2:50 pm - The jet skiers volunteered their time to save stranded residents.
Jet skiers were able to save about 100 people who were trapped in their homes by Hurricane Dorian, CNN reports.
A group of 14 jet skiers went around Freeport, Bahamas Tuesday, retrieving the stranded people they encountered, including a pregnant woman and a baby in a styrofoam container.
They also saved Michael Pintard, Bahamas' Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, and his family.
Pintard told CNN high waves and strong winds made for a difficult rescue. His jet ski and the jet ski his 6-year-old daughter was on capsized twice.
Pintard told reporters he's grateful for his rescuers and is praying for the people in his community.
"So many families have lost loved ones and others are displaced. My effort now is to help us rebuild and reestablish normalcy," he said.
"We have an indomitable spirit in the Bahamas and we will bounce back from this, scars and all."
As of Monday, the official death toll in the Bahamas from Dorian sits at 45, but officials expect that number to rise.