In Flood-Torn Houston, Residents Form Human Chain To Save An Elderly Man From Drowning

The Logical Indian Crew

August 31st, 2017

Courtesy: CNN, Mashable India | Image Credit: ABC13 Houston

The residents of storm-hit Houston, Texas formed a human chain to rescue a man who was trapped in his SUV stuck in fast-flowing flood waters on Tuesday, 29 August.

As reported by CNN, the elderly man ended up getting trapped after his SUV was swept away by rising flood waters but he was successfully pulled from the sinking vehicle.

Maritza Castillo was on her way with her husband to help a family member when she stopped the stranger. They could not reach their family member as they were stuck in traffic on the submerged Interstate-10 in Houston.

Castillo, her husband and dozens of other drivers who were also stuck rushed to help instantly.

She told CNN, “We turned around, flood waters had picked up an elderly man’s SUV and were sweeping it away. My heart started beating fast.”

They had no ropes with them and heard somebody say ‘Let’s form a chain’, and this is what they decided to do. She further added that the good samaritans had a little difficulty in opening the vehicle’s door, but they finally did it together and the man was pulled to safety. “The man was taken to a local hospital and reunited with his son,” she said.

Stephanie Edward Mata, a witness to the whole incident said, as reported by Mashable India, “The people had no rope to get the man out of the vehicle, so they made a chain holding each other,” adding that the Samaritans pulled the door open and one gentleman got ahold of him as they held on until they got him safe.

A similar incident occurred in July when almost 80-persons formed a human chain on a Florida Panhandle Beach to rescue nine members of a single family who were caught by powerful and deceptive rip currents seething below the water’s surface.

The Logical Indian community salutes the braveness of the people who came together to help the man from drowning in water. Their act of immense courage instils hope in each of us that human beings can achieve wonders when united for a positive cause.

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