'Turtle Man' assistant helps raise money for E. KY tornado victims

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

One familiar face from a hit show on Animal Planet came to eastern Kentucky to help raise money for tornado victims in Magoffin County.

The assistant to "the turtle man" on the show "Call of the Wild" came in to one local business to help. The central Kentucky native said he believes it's the least he can do.

"It looks like a bomb went down through here. the sheriff took me through here and i cannot imagine what these people must have thought as they watched everything in their world disappear right in front of them," said Neal James.

James said they have already raised nearly $200,000 dollars at events. Donations are given to the Magoffin County Tornado Relief fund at Salyersville National Bank.

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