You all know Dave Shand - the former Michigan and NHL hockey player who was the morning co-host on WTKA before Sam and Ira. He later sued Bill Martin because he said that Martin told WTKA to fire him.
Anyway, Dave and his wife Alicia were trapped in the U.S. Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma, and because Dave didn't have access to his heart medication, he apparently came close to dying. You might have seen the story on WXYZ last week, as his sister-in-law Jessica was desperately trying to get them off the island so that Dave could get his medication. You'll find that story here:
I don't believe WXYZ has done the follow-up, so you all should know that the story has a happy ending.
I've been following the story on Facebook, and I'm happy to report that Dave is safe and sound. They got on a ship to St. Croix, where Dave was able to get his medication. From there, they traveled to Puerto Rico, and now they're finally flying home.
Dave posted this on Facebook:
"We made it to San Juan. Thank you Captain Carl for the 40 mile boat ride in open seas done in an hour to St. Croix and Danielle for picking us up and arranging a doctors appointment and meds for me with an hours notice. And Jessica Ping. You saved our lives."