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CNN reporter rescues man trapped in floodwaters on live TV

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CNN’s Drew Griffin left a live shot on Wednesday to help rescue a man trapped inside his pickup truck in floodwaters in Beaumont, Texas. (Image source: Twitter video screenshot)

CNN’s Drew Griffin left a live shot on Wednesday to help rescue a man trapped inside his pickup truck in floodwaters in Beaumont, Texas.

During a report, Griffin and his crew saw a pickup truck slide into a ravine and began to sink.

“Get out, dude,” Griffin said, asking his team if they had a power cord or a rope.

Griffin and members of his crew then abandoned their shot, running over to help the man out of his truck and using a rope to get him out of the water.

After the rescue, Griffin could be heard calling 911.

“We’re going to get you off of this bank,” Griffin said to the man.

The man, who said his name was Jerry, later came on camera to thank Griffin and his crew.

“I want to thank these guys for saving my life,” Jerry said.

Later, Griffin returned to show viewers that the truck Jerry was driving had almost entirely sunk in the floodwaters.

Griffin urged viewers in the area to “stay inside” for the remainder of the storm.

“It’s too dangerous out there,” he said.

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