Man witnesses rescue by HCSO deputies

- Cell phone video taken by David Garcia shows what he saw on his drive to north Houston early Sunday morning.

“I was coming home from Galveston this morning and as soon as I came to the light I saw people under the bridge and I was wondering like what could be happening under the bridge why are people standing there,” says Garcia.

A man was seen dangling from the Richey and I-45 overpass.

“So I look up and I see a man dangling from over the sides and I’m like 'oh my God what’s going to happen,'” says Garcia.

Luckily good Samaritans started gathering underneath to catch him just in case.

“He actually put his whole body over the side and they were trying to grab him and he came out of his shirt so I guess the cops came. Thank God the cops came because they pulled him by his pants, they grabbed him by his pants and pulled him over,” Garcia says.

Two Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies were able to pull him up to safety.

“That’s like the best thing a cop could actually do. Like all the stuff that’s going on with cops and stuff, that’s nothing compared to this." Garcia says. "He actually came out here and saved somebody’s life. He actually could’ve, the dude could’ve died or hurt himself really bad, and he actually saved somebody’s life today.”

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez sent us a statement that says:

Thanks to the quick actions of a Good Samaritan and Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy’s Cruz & Leal, they were able to assist a male in crisis. Their efforts prevented the male from either serious injury or death. I’m extremely proud and happy for the successful outcome.

We were told one of the deputies was injured but has since been released from the hospital.

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