Transcript for Good Samaritan rescues neighbors with boat
Eva, thanks very much. Thousands of emergency responders and National Guard troops we know have been working tirelessly in the Houston area to help people but one civilian took matters into his own hand rescuing neighbors with his nephew's boat and Abe minor is joining us. Thank you for all you've done and want to know how you and your family are doing this morning yourselves. You're welcome and thank you for asking about my family. My family is doing great. The water subsided and we're just coping right now. I think everybody is just taking in the magnitude of what just happened yesterday. So we're still going to be dealing with it today and apparently for four more additional days. Yeah, it's unthinkable when you imagine what you went through in the last 24 horses and I want to take everyone back to that moment. You started out to rescue your wife's friends but it got a lot bigger. Tell me what happened. Wow. You know, she woke me up in the morning. She says, hey, you know what, my friend P.J., him and his family are stranded. Go get the John boat and go with him and rescue his family. It's only a couple blocks over. So I'm thinking, okay, no problem. We go and get the John boat. We load it up in the truck and then the water was too deep for the truck to continue. So we had to go by boat from there on. Only a couple blocks over. This block was knee-deep and the next was chest deep and the block near their house was up to my neck and shoulders so it was amazing and we got to the house. P.j.'s family has -- there's a husband, a wife and four kids and one of them is an infant and the kids, they ready jumped out in the boat. They had their little life jackets on and was cute and then the mom and dad came out with the baby and that was surreal. That was a real tearjerker. In total how many people did you rescue yesterday, Abe? The interesting part was that we're trying to go back home, me and P.J. Because, you know, you're fatigued from mauling through the water and swimming and just the anxiety of it all and people were screaming out, help, help, help. You know, we'll come back for you. We'll come back for you. One turned to two, two turned to three. Three turned to four. Next thing you know there's 20 different people you've rescued along with their animals. That is just incredible. And I know that you are headed back out there today and we wish you the best because there are several hundred people we know still waiting to be rescued so thank goodness for people like you in the world, Abe. Thank you. Absolutely. Thank you.
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