When a man posted a photo taken with a drone of extremely flooded homes in North Carolina to Twitter on Sunday, October 9, he unwittingly set the ball in motion to save a stranded veteran and his dog. Qavas Hart was tweeting the photo of flooded homes in Hope Mills in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, when he got the attention Craig Williams in Texas.Craig had been worried about his brother, Chris, who was stuck in his house with his dog due to the flooding. To cheer him up, Craig reportedly sent Chris the picture posted by Hart, to show him others were worse off than he, when Chris responded that one of the houses in it was, in fact, his. Craig immediately contacted Hart and asked him if he could help rescue his brother. According to local news reports, Hart returned to the scene and flagged down a rescue crew who saved Chris and his dog Lana from the flooded house.
This drone footage captures the rescue.