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A Guy Escaped His Flooding Car During A Live TV Broadcast

"Why are you doing that? Why are you doing that?"

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Local reporters in Texas, including Steve Campion with ABC affiliate KTRK, have been reporting from some of the worst-hit areas.

The whole event was caught on the news station's cameras.

As the car swirled in the flooded waters, Campion could be heard chastising the driver.

"Why are you doing that? Why are you doing that?" he said to no one in particular. "Ugh, God...da...ugh."

"Well, what do we do? Like I don't wanna...ugh," Campion said to his colleague.

The other KTRK team member suggested the person might have to jump on the hood of the car. He told Campion to yell at the man to get out of the car.


"Swim!" Campion yelled.

"What?" the man replied.

"Swim! SWIM," the reporter said.

"What do I do?" the man asked.

"Leave the car. SWIM!" Campion yelled.

"Stay in the car?" the man asked.

"Leave the car. SWIM!" said Campion, audibly irritated by this point.


"Come here, sir, come here," he said. "Yeah, so we're here..."

"I didn't see it," said the man.

"Are you OK, sir? Are you OK?" asked Campion.

"Yeah, I'm OK," the man said as he watched his car sink.

The guy was really unaware, even as he walked closer to the camera with Campion live reporting the whole ordeal behind him.


People said Campion "saved" and "rescued" the man.

Unreal video of @SteveABC13 saving a man on live TV! #houwx via @ErikVidor #abc13 #hero

Houston friends be safe out there! A Houston reporter helped rescue a man who drove into high water.

Watch the entire encounter here.

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