“It Was Crazy” – Former Philadelphia Eagles Star Freddie Mitchell Rescued in Hurricane Ida Aftermath

Published 09/05/2021, 11:59 PM EDT


Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc across the Northeast United States over the last week or so. Devastating scenes from Maryland, Pennsylvania and even New York aired on TV screens. Along with the considerable loss of life, reports further indicated that there was a huge oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico as well.

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Several older residents lost their life in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. The death toll continues to rise. One NFL figure who was directly victim to this unfortunate event was former Philadelphia Eagles man, Freddie Mitchell.

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Freddie Mitchell opens up on his Hurricane Ida experience

Speaking to the media, former Eagles man Freddie Mitchell recalled how he had to be rescued from his house that flooded in Montgomery County. He later revealed that he was forced to go out to Walmart in his underwear after he was taken to safety.

“The local fire department over there actually came, banged on my window and literally it was three stories up banging on my window with a rescue boat saying you need to get out. You need to evacuate ASAP. It was the most (sic) craziest I ever experience … My house .being flooded. It was crazy,” Mitchell said Friday in an interview with FOX29 Philadelphia.

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New Jersey and Montgomery County were one of the worst hit regions by the furious hurricane. He was escorted off his premises at 4:00 AM in his underwear. Rescue officials dropped him off at Schuylkill River, after which he ventured into the nearest Walmart.

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Mitchell spent four seasons in Philadelphia between 2001 to 2004 and featured in one Super Bowl. His record reads 90 catches for 1,263 yards and five passing touchdowns while playing for the Eagles.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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