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Black Hawk crew rescues family from Texas flood

  • Video has emerged showing a Black Hawk helicopter crew rescuing a family of five from the Houston flooding 
  • The video shows two rescuers running to the banks of some swift floodwaters and helping to pull the family out of the neck-deep waters 
  • The crew members were made up of Border Patrol and merchant marine members

A new video has emerged showing yet another daring rescue from the Houston flooding. 

The video, posted on Twitter by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, shows crew members from a Black Hawk helicopter aiding a family of five being swept away in the rising flood waters. 

The crew was made up of Border Patrol and merchant marine members. 

In the video, the family of five is seen struggling in neck-deep waters. 

One of the crew members runs out to the family and reaches out, helping to bring one of the family members to the shore. The rest are able to swim up.

The video appears to be taken form the perspective of the helicopter pilot. 

Video has emerged showing a Black Hawk helicopter crew rescuing a family of five from the Houston flooding

The video shows two rescuers running to the banks of some swift floodwaters and helping to pull the family out of the neck-deep waters

The video shows two rescuers running to the banks of some swift floodwaters and helping to pull the family out of the neck-deep waters

The crew members were made up of Border Patrol and merchant marine members

The crew members were made up of Border Patrol and merchant marine members

While this family was lucky, dozens more have not been. Since Harvey made landfall last weekend, 30 people have been confirmed dead. The flooding has also displaced 30,000 people who are now in shelters, and destroyed 40,000 homes – causing $160billion in damage.

And the worst of the flooding isn’t over yet. Now a tropical storm, Harvey made landfall in Louisiana Wednesday morning and is expected to bring 10 inches of rainfall to the state. 

So far, it has dumped 51.8 inches in Texas, where it first made landfall last Friday.  

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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