Reporter rescues man trapped in high water on live TV in Houston

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A reporter helped rescue a man who was trapped in his vehicle in the Houston floodwaters. (KTRK)

Just before Eyewitness News reporter Steve Campion was to go live in our breaking news coverage of the historic flooding across the Houston area, he saw a man crawling out of his vehicle in the high water behind him on Studemont Street.

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Campion yelled to the man, "Dude, you've got to get out of the car. You've got to get out!"

Just as he said that, the car began to sink with the man inside, his door thankfully open.

Campion yelled to the man, "Leave the car, swim!"

Campion walked to the man and helped get to dry land. Campion asked him, "Sir are you OK? Watch your step, sir."

"I'm OK," the man replied.

Campion asked, "Did you not just think the water was that deep?"

The man said, "I did not think it was that deep."

The man, who later identified himself as Andy, tried to turn back to the vehicle, but Campion said, "You've got to leave the car."

Moments later, the car slipped below the water's surface.

Watch the full video of the live TV rescue in the video player above.

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