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hour with that deadly accident in the floodwaters Houston. Two rescuers electrocuted and two more missing after they went back into the disaster zone. This morning the dangers of going back to your home in the wake of Harvey. ABC’s Victor Oquendo is in Houston with that side of the story. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning, robin. You can add this to the list of dangers for the people of Houston who have been through so much already. This warning for anyone who is planning on making their way through high water. A new threat in the floodwaters. They couldn’t help my son. They couldn’t resuscitate him. He was in electrified water. Reporter: Andrew Pasek returning to the neighborhood to look for his cat and stepped into his family’s flooded yard unaware the water had been electrified and his mother says he used his last words to warn his friend SHAWN. No, no, I’m dying. And get away and told SHAWN to get to higher ground. Reporter: As displaced residents wade through the flooded streets they face the dangers of electrified water. Two rescuers dead and two more missing after their boat was miss there. This electrical shock and looked up and we were about 20 feet away from these downed power lines and the current was taking the boat into the downed power lines. Reporter: The occupants jumped off. The boat crashed into the power lines. I heard it hit the wires. A bug zapper is the best way to describe it, amplified probably 10 million times. Reporter: But they couldn’t avoid the electricity. I jumped off the boat, you know, scared for my life and thinking we’ll go straight for the power lines and, yeah, I just — the next thing I realized I’m being shocked in the water. Something on the wires exploded then I started being electrocuted. I still don’t know how I’m alive. Reporter: They managed to grab on to a tree and call for help to no avail. We saw a bunch of helicopters and I thought, oh, man, we’re going to be saved because I thought somebody may have seen the boats, I had some real hope that we were going to be rescued but sadly, no and then darkness fell upon us. Reporter: Surviving for nearly 18 hours in torrential rain and winds losing hope. I came to terms with the fact that I was going to die and there was nothing I could do about it. Reporter: It wasn’t until the next morning that they were rescued. And I looked up and there was the boat and it’s like, wow, you…

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