One of the most viral stories to come from Hurricane Dorian hitting the east coast was the emergence of an intriguing mystery: The red Jeep on Myrtle Beach.
A red Jeep sat on the sand at Myrtle Beach throughout the worst of the storm, eventually getting surrounded by water. People stopped by the submerged vehicle to see what the hype was all about, take selfies, and even play bagpipes.
For days, no one had answers for who the vehicle belonged to, and why they abandoned it on the beach. Eventually, Brittany and Nick Feliciano came forward and identified themselves as the owners of the Jeep.
They claim to have loaned their car to a younger family member before the storm, who was attempting to take a sunset beach photo. The car got stuck in the sand, and the weather was starting to get dangerous, so the driver left the scene. The rest is history.
Now, the actual owners hope to do something with their newfound 15 minutes of fame. The couple set up a GoFundMe account, and are taking donations for Bahamas relief efforts. The wrote on the page, “In honor of the red Jeep, we will be donating all funds to UNICEF to help with the disaster relief in the Bahamas.” So far they have raised $1,770 of the $10,000 goal.