A Drone Operator Helps Save A NC Flood Victim After Hurricane Matthew

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NC — Social media may have saved a North Carolina man’s life after Hurricane Matthew flooded his Cumberland County home.

While looking at the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew on his Twitter feed, a Texas man came across images of his brother’s flooded home in Cumberland County. When he called 911 the dispatcher told him that a rescue would take some time.

Desperate to help, the Texas man tweeted the drone operator who had posted the pictures and told him the situation.

The drone operator then used his drone to flag down a FEMA crew and lead them to the flooded house.