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Houston Man Electrocuted & Killed In Floodwaters While Checking On His Sister's Cat: 'He Probably Drowned. And Burned.'

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Another tragedy from the waters of Hurricane Harvey.

A 25-year-old Houston man died on Tuesday after he was electrocuted by a live wire in floodwaters while trying to check up on his sister's stranded cat.

Alyssa Pasek said her brother Andrew (above) was "just trying to be my hero" when he returned to their evacuated neighborhood to check up on the cat she left behind on the second floor of her home. She explained to People:

"[Andrew]'s fearless. That kid was so brave… He just really wanted to go and be the one to call me and tell me, ‘She's okay, she's fine, don't worry."

Before evacuating her Houston home on Monday, Alyssa tried to convince her cat to come downstairs, but D'Artagnon, a 15-pound Maine Coon cat, refused.

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The 27-year-old didn't have a cat carrier, so she put an automatic feeder and plenty of fresh water out for the feline. Alyssa was convinced the animal would be fine on its own, but her brother wasn't.

Andrew, an Eagle Scout who frequently rescued stray animals he found on the street, called his sister Tuesday afternoon and said he was going to check on the cat. Alyssa recalled:

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