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Father and son duo rescue 120 people in 12 hours during Hurricane Isaac

The pair lost their home to the rains, plucked family of five off of trailer roof

By Ryan Grenoble
The Huffington Post

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. — Jesse Shaffer III lost his home in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, when heavy rains from Hurricane Isaac surged through the levee that protected their town and left thousands of residents stranded.

Determined not to helplessly sit back, reports ABC, Shaffer and his son, James Shaffer IV, each grabbed boats and set out to rescue their friends.

For the next 12 hours, while 80-mph winds, heavy rain, and rising floodwater conspired to make their lives difficult, the 53-year-old and his 25-year-old son rescued 120 people.

Full story: Hurricane Isaac Heroes: Father-Son Team Rescue 120 People In 12 Hours

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