• Former Memphian heads back to U.S. after being trapped during Hurricane Irma

    By: Joshua Tucker

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Tennessee mother can rest easy after her son, who was trapped after Hurricane Irma, heads back to the United States.

    David Sheron was a student at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Marteen.

    FOX13’s Josh Tucker talked to his mother Tuesday about her son’s struggles getting home.

    "I think the hardest part for me was the silence. It was deafening," Paula Sheron said. She talked to David during the storm, but during the worst of Irma she lost contact. 

    After days of waiting, a seven-passenger fishing boat picked him up and ferried him to St. Kitts. His mother told FOX13 he only had a backpack with important papers and a single suitcase.

    "It was during the storm, and he was in his apartment, and they were on the floor of the bathroom trying to hold the bathroom door closed with their feet," Sheron said. 

    Watch FOX13’s Josh Tucker break down David’s journey below:  

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