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Indians pitcher makes plea for help as aunt’s Texas home floods

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Nick Goody #44 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees in the ninth inning at Progressive Field on August 5, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Yankees defeated the Indians 2-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND– Indians relief pitcher Nick Goody took to Twitter early Wednesday morning with a heartbreaking post.

As flooding persisted in Houston, Texas and its surrounding areas, many were left stranded in their homes by Hurricane Harvey’s wrath.

“If any1 is in the Beaumont/Nederland area and has a boat. My aunts house is flooding. And my family is stuck,” Goody wrote at 1:30 a.m. in the now-deleted tweet. He included his aunt’s address and phone number.

People quickly started retweeting the post and tagging the accounts of rescue groups.

At about 8:30 a.m., Goody posted an update. His family was rescued by a group of volunteers called the Cajun Navy. It was founded in 2016 during major flooding in Louisiana, and consists of mostly bass boats and air boats.

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