Reporter Helps Rescue Driver in Houston Flood

The man escaped from his car in the nick of time
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2016 12:07 PM CDT

(Newser) – Houston has gotten nearly 20 inches of rain since Sunday night, and on Monday morning, an ABC13 reporter became part of the story as he was reporting on it, the Houston Chronicle reports. Steve Campion was with a camera crew in the Heights neighborhood when a man drove into the flood waters and opened his door, calling to the group for help, moments before his car became completely submerged. Campion waded over to the man and helped pull him to safety, all while live on video.

The Chronicle notes that the man appeared "disoriented," and told Campion he didn't realize how deep the water was when he drove in. On the video, Campion can be heard wondering what the driver is doing and then urging him to get out of the car and swim away from it once the man opened the door. Campion had been tweeting from the scene and urging drivers to stay away, noting before the incident, "Just saw man climb out of his sunroof." (Read more Houston stories.)

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