First responders from across the country came to Houston to help rescue people from rising floodwaters, including a coast guard team from Massachusetts involved in one of the most dramatic stories from the storm.
One rescue swimmer said he’ll never forget a woman giving him a Tupperware container.
He thought it was luggage and told her the chopper couldn’t carry it, but he couldn’t believe what happened next.
“She was like, ‘My baby’s in there!’ The top was snapped down, so I didn’t know what she was talking about. I said ‘What are you talking about?’ So I opened it and there was this 2-year-old holding an infant inside like not screaming or crying or anything, just big eyes looking at me like ‘What’s up, man?’ So that was like pretty incredible,” Brendan Kiley said.
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