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Man with boat jumps in to 'go save some lives' after Harvey

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A volunteer rescuer in Dickinson, Texas, launches a boat on a mission to "save some lives." (Source: CNN) A volunteer rescuer in Dickinson, Texas, launches a boat on a mission to "save some lives." (Source: CNN)
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(CNN) -- His statement was short but powerful.

CNN's Ed Lavandera found a pair of men readying a boat under a flooded overpass somewhere in southeast Texas over the weekend.

"You guys just jumping in to help out?" asked Lavandera.

"Yes sir," said one of the men.

The man said they came from Texas City to use their boat to help out in rescue efforts.

"What are you going to do?" Lavandera asked him.

"Go try to save some lives."

It's one of many memorable moments that will be remembered long after the floodwaters spawned by Harvey have receded.

The man said he'd gotten calls from eight people for rescue.

"So we're going to go and get them eight, then come on back and get some more," he said.

Across the Houston area, other residents have been springing into action as well.

On Sunday, Houston Police tweeted: "Anyone with a boat who can volunteer to help please call 713-881-3100 #HurricaneHarvey"

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