HOPE MILLS, NC - A worried brother and a man with a drone used the power of social media to save someone trapped in their house.
Craig Williams was worried about his brother, Chris, and contacted WFMY News 2 early Sunday morning. Chris Williams is a Navy veteran with a dog who cannot swim in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He was stuck in his house because of Hurricane Matthew flooding.
We called Cumberland County 911 and they said they were working on getting someone to help, but could not get there due to the flooding.
Little did Craig know, a man posting drone pictures on social media could help.
Searching through #HopeMills on Twitter, the city his brother lives in, he found a drone picture of homes almost completely flooded.
Trying to cheer up his brother, he sends this picture and teases him that at least this isn't his house.
Turns out, Chris Williams lives in the house all the way to the right with the single blue shutter.
Craig, who is all the way in Texas, immediately asked the man who took the drone picture if he could help his brother.
Craig explained that his brother is stuck with his dog who cannot swim. The drone photographer stopped what he was doing to help. He went back to the scene and flagged down a nearby FEMA crew with his drone. The crew saved Chris and his dog, Lana.
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