Lane Toungate uses kayak to rescue flood victims near his college campus

Lane Toungate in hurricane floodwaters near Rice University

The only bright side of Hurricane Harvey is hearing the stories of those who have jumped in to help. Lake Highlands High 2015 graduate Lane Toungate is one of those heroes, and his story was recounted in his college newspaper, the Rice Thresher.

Lane, a junior at Rice and resident assistant (RA) for McMurtry dorm there, jumped in his kayak and went out to help with the rescue effort as flood waters rose. He rescued a pregnant woman and her dog from her first floor apartment, delivering them to safety.

You can read Lane’s classmate’s editorial about the resilience of the citizens of Houston here.

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