Hero Father-Son Team Makes Isaac Rescue

Town on Louisiana's coast is one of the hardest hit in storm zone.
3:00 | 08/29/12

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And finally tonight, a father-son rescue team in new orleans. We were stunned by the number of people they rescued together. Let's go back to abc's bill weir, who is in the storm zone in new orleans. Bill? Reporter: Can't get enough of this story, diane. Yes, jesse schafer, the third and the fourth, they got into their fishing boats, started looking for the hopeless. Saved 120 people. Dozens of pets. And get this. At one point, the son, jesse schafer the fourth, gave up his seat in the boat because there were too many people on one roof top. He sat there and waited to be rescued himself. When I was sitting on that roof today, give up my spot on the boat, I was like -- I'll sit here in a hurricane, on a roof in hurricane winds, risking my life for someone else. We rescued a lot of people. Saw a lot of things we never thought we'd see. Reporter: Diane, a day the shafers and their neighbors will never forget. And what a family story, the two of them. Thank you, bill. As we said, more on the storm, always, at abcnews.Com. George and I and the entire abc news political team, back here, tonight, 10:00 eastern. See you then. .

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