10 Years Later, Katrina Rescurer Seeks Find Young Girl He Rescued
Maroney was so moved by the young girl’s fortitude and compassion, as she, herself comforted her emotionally distressed Mother, after the harrowing helicopter rescue. As they both were preparing to depart New Orleans International Airport, the young girl jumped onto Maroney, threw her arms around him and gave a big hug. It’s a moment that was photographed, and became an iconic image that would always be associated with Hurricane Katrina.
Fast forward 10 years to 2015, Mike Maroney is now an Air Force veteran and civilian para-rescue instructor at the United States Air Force, Joint San Antonio in Texas. Maroney is curious about how the young girl is faring along with her six relatives that were rescued. He is seeking the public’s assistance in locating her through various social media outlets. The Air Force has issued the hashtag #FindKatrinaKid in support of Mike Maroney’s efforts