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Fleet of monster trucks roll in to flood-hit Texas

  • Footage taken in Houston shows US Army vehicle being dragged to safety
  • Airport worker Josh James co-ordinated an effort using monster trucks
  • Five vehicles were also able to rescue people stuck in an apartment complex 

A Houston mechanic has come up with a novel way of rescuing people caught up in Hurricane Harvey – by using monster trucks.

A video showing a US Army vehicle being dragged out of the water by an SUV with huge wheels fitted to it has been viewed thousands of times.

Crowds cheered as it emerged from the water.

Crowds cheered as the Army vehicle was dragged to safety by a monster truck in Houston

An image posted by 3P Offroad showed one of its vehicles being used to help with rescues

An image posted by 3P Offroad showed one of its vehicles being used to help with rescues

The rescue was carried out by one of five monster trucks in a mission organised by airport worker Josh James, who told ABC News: ‘When people need help and I can help, I’m out there.’

James, 26, and his team of volunteers, from the Rednecks with Paychecks dirt racetrack, also helped save people in an apartment complex in the Copperfield area of Houston.

The trucks have been helping first responders get to places emergency vehicles cannot reach.

The video showed the US Army vehicle being rescued by a monster truck in Houston

The video showed the US Army vehicle being rescued by a monster truck in Houston

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk