Hurricane Matthew was the deadliest hurricane in over a decade, killing at least 500 to possibly over a 1,000 people during its run. It also caused billions of dollars worth of damage to property. That devastation included Hope Mills, North Carolina which saw severe flooding. In the aftermath, filmmaker ImSoFIRST took out his drone to survey the area.
After getting back home, he posted a still frame to Instagram and Twitter. Purely by coincidence, the photo was spotted and recognised by Twitter user Craig Williams, who was shocked to recognise his brother’s house in the photo. It turned out, Craig’s brother was trapped inside the house, along with his dog who couldn’t swim. Unable to get the county to rescue his brother, Craig responded to ImSoFIRST to reach out for help.