Camera captures heroic moment on video

Storm chaser Freddy McKinney filmed an amazing scene as he helped rescue a family of four just minutes after their home was completely destroyed by a Texas tornado this week.

So Storm Chaser Freddy McKinney was an angel from heaven yesterday afternoon and was in right place at right time to save a family. The most intense footage I’ve ever seen. When he releases entire video you have to watch it. Everyone is okay minus minor injuries but this… pic.twitter.com/HUDRlY2TVE

— Rob Dromgoole (@HODLRecruiter) May 3, 2024

McKinney saw the tornado get close to some homes in Hawley, Texas, and drove forward for a closer look.

It was at that moment he saw “people” walking down a dirt road, rolled down his window, and yelled, “Get in! Get in the car! Open the door, get in. Come on guys!”

A mother carrying her young daughter, a young boy with a bloody face, and the father all ran towards the car.

“Help us! Please, God help. Hurry! Come on! Please get us! I need your phone, I need to call my mom,” the mother frantically told the driver.

Once inside the car, the family can be heard asking the driver to stop and pick up their family dog who was nearby, and requesting to be taken to the nearest hospital to treat their injuries.

The brave storm chaser quickly drove the injured family to the hospital where they were treated and are currently recovering thanks to the grace of God.

Photos of the family recovering from the incident and footage of the destroyed house were uploaded online.

So Storm Chaser Freddy McKinney was an angel from heaven yesterday afternoon and was in right place at right time to save a family. The most intense footage I’ve ever seen. When he releases entire video you have to watch it. Everyone is okay minus minor injuries but this… pic.twitter.com/HUDRlY2TVE

— Rob Dromgoole (@HODLRecruiter) May 3, 2024

There are so many people out here at their house helping, it’s amazing. Rounding up cattle, sorting through rubble, bringing food and water. Thank you everyone!

We found their other dog & they are both at the vet. We found Lane’s stuffy & are still looking for Allie’s. 💕 pic.twitter.com/3WtM5oBHCI

— Bradye Lynn McQueen (@Bradye_McQueen) May 3, 2024

McKinney took to X to update his followers, writing, “Guys I’m okay I took a family to the hospital. Thank god they survived that tornado their house was absolutely leveled.”

Guys I’m okay I took a family to the hospital. Thank god they survived that tornado their house was absolutely leveled.

— Freddy McKinney (@FreddyMcKinneyR) May 3, 2024

A cousin of the family set up a GoFundMe to help with hospital bills and their home being destroyed.

I set up a go fund me for them – this is specifically for my cousin’s family. https://t.co/8bBdXfBNep

— Bradye Lynn McQueen (@Bradye_McQueen) May 3, 2024

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