Houston Reporter Saves Life During Live Broadcast

posted by Nora Drapalski - 

Reporter Brandi Smith and photographer Mario Sandoval of KHOU were broadcasting live when they realized a driver was trapped in his truck.

Thankfully, Smith was able to flag down a passing deputy who was able to rescue the driver.

Although the broadcast was interrupted when the KHOU studios were flooded...

... Smith shared a follow up video of the rescuers reaching the driver and saving him from his flooded vehicle.

As many of you know, KHOU 11 News was evacuated due to flooding. That meant my photographer Mario and I were the only ones left on air for ... well ... I don't even know how long. The #KHOU11 signal cut out just as Harris County Sheriff's Office crews got their rescue boat in the water to pull a semi driver out of his flooded cab. I've had SO many people asking if he made it out OK and I wanted to share the video. (We kept going and rolling until the camera's battery died, not knowing we'd been knocked off the air.) They pull him out around the 4:40 mark. THANK GOD for that crew.

Posted by Brandi Smith KHOU on Sunday, August 27, 2017
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