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Video shows AFD Lt. rescuing flood victims with the National Guard

(Courtesy of: AFD)

AFD Lieutenant Matthew McElearney, who also happens to be a helicopter search and rescue technician with Texas Task Force 1 was helping an elderly woman onto a rescue boat in Port Arthur.

AFD wanted to show a video from earlier last week of Lt. McElearney wearing his “other” uniform as part of the Texas Army National Guard’s LUH-72 Lakota 36th Combat Aviation Brigade (36th Infantry Division), rescuing a stranded Harvey survivor north of Beaumont.


AFD say they have various professionals throughout the department who are specifically trained in this particular job, and several of them are currently serving as part of the recovery efforts.

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