Video Of Brave Anchor Ditching Live Report To Save Man From Sinking Truck Goes Viral

 "I want to thank these guys for saving my life."

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A CNN reporter became a hero while on the job.

Drew Griffin was in Beaumont, Texas to report about Hurricane Harvey when he saw —while literally on-air— a man sinking in his truck. Griffin and his crew sprung into action, saving the man.

The real-time rescue went viral. 

"It's so dangerous to be out," explained Griffin. "There was no time to call 911."

The man thought he was driving his truck on a street but the water from a ravine began pulling him down. Griffin and his CNN crew used a rope to help pull the man to safety. Following the rescue, Griffin comforted the visibly shakenman. "Lord have mercy. Are you doing alright?" he said. "You're alive."

After the heroic act, man thanked the anchor for his service. "I want to thank these guys for saving my life."

Griffin is a CNN Special Investigations Unit Reporter. According to his Twitter, the Atlanta-based journalist is continuing to cover Hurricane Harvey.

[Photo: Twitter]

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