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Watch: Houston TV reporter saved a truck driver's life

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A reporter from a Houston television news team saved a truck driver's life Sunday morning after spotting the truck stranded in about 10 feet of water.

KHOU 11 reporter, Brandi Smith, was broadcasting live from north Houston’s beltway when she saw a an 18-wheeler trapped in floodwaters.

When Smith realized a driver was inside the vehicle she yelled out to him.

“Sir, are you okay? Can you get to the top of your vehicle? Can you get to the top of your truck? Do not climb into the water.”

Within a few4 minutes Smith flagged down a Harris County Sheriff's truck and alerted the authorities.

“There is a truck driver stuck here in about 10 feet of water,” she told them.

Smith told the driver that help was coming and told him to stay inside his vehicle. The reporter later tweeted that the driver was rescued by officials.

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