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Locals step up to help airman with vehicle expenses after flooding

By Bryan Callahan. CREATED Aug 8, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- People around the community are stepping up to help a 21-year-old airman, who helped save the lives of an elderly couple as their car was being swept away in a flash flood.

In just over 24 hours, Airman Tyler Webb received more than 45 donations, totaling more than $4,500, and that number continues to rise.

As of Friday evening, more than $5,400 had been donated.

It all came through the fundraising website GoFundMe. The money came from people hoping to help Webb, whose car was totaled in the flooding on U.S. 95.

The donations ranged from $5 to $2,000 from one donor who wrote, "My husband was a first sergeant at Creech until September 2013. He would have stopped to help. This is the least I could do since he can no longer do it himself. In memory of my fallen airman."

Airman Webb said he's grateful for the support and his parents said they're happy the community is as proud of their son as they are.

"I just want to say that I am glad that Tyler was okay, that he was able to get out of his car and that he was safe. I am very proud that he was able to help someone else who needed help," said Dawn Webb, Tyler's mother.

Airman Webb is planning to use the money to pay off his towing bill and to purchase a 2006 Honda Accord.

Bryan Callahan

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Bryan Callahan joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in August of 2013.