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Houston Ship Channel: Dramatic video shows Bellaire man rescuing driver whose car plunged off the Lynchburg Ferry ramp

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PORT OF HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Bellaire man was honored by the U.S. Coast Guard for rescuing a driver whose automotive plunged off the Lynchburg Ferry ramp on New Yr’s Eve, 2021.

The surprising incident was captured on a surveillance video that was simply publicly launched.

Robert “Cody” Moore was going to eat together with his household and buddies on the Monument Inn when the automotive got here whizzing by.

“We have been watching the ships go out and in,” stated Robert Moore’s spouse, Karen Moore.

Karen Moore and their 5 youngsters spoke to ABC13 hours after the award ceremony.

“All the sudden, this automotive actually drives off the ferry touchdown, and it was like a film,” stated Karen Moore.

Within the video, Robert Moore ran as much as the sting of the ramp. He appeared to shout on the driver earlier than he jumped in and swam as much as the automotive. The couple’s youngsters, together with 11-year-old Levi, have been close by.

“(I used to be a bit of apprehensive), however I knew he was going to be okay,” stated Levi.

Robert Moore instructed the motive force to roll down a window because the automotive sank. He was capable of pull the motive force from the water to security.

The Moores’ next-door neighbors, who have been having dinner with them, used their shirts as a rope to get the 2 males onto the ramp.

The motive force, in his 60s, suffered minor accidents. The 2 households went to a close-by gasoline station, purchased some dry shirts, and continued having their New Yr’s Eve dinner.

“It was form of a humorous factor on the time, and it wasn’t till later that the seriousness of it form of hit him and me,” stated Karen Moore.

Robert Moore shared particulars of the incident throughout the Coast Guard award ceremony.

“Listening to him really discuss it in entrance of all these individuals – it was simply actually cool,” stated his daughter Ellen. Karen and Robert Moore’s sons, Levi and Mitchell, stated they loved visiting the Coast Guard services.

They got a tour, and watched planes take off from Ellington Area.

“I simply knew he was going to do it. I simply knew that he was going to do the whole lot in his skill to guard himself from getting out of the water,” stated Karen Moore.

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