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LA River rescue operation launched by firefighters in Atwater Village after man stranded in swift waters

Posted at 10:57 AM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 14:13:02-05

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Firefighters on Wednesday morning rescued a man in Atwater Village after he became stranded in the fast-moving Los Angeles River.

The man was seen clinging to a tree just south of Colorado Street as firefighters approached him in an inflatable raft that was tethered to the shore.

After being helped into the boat and fitted with a life vest and helmet, the man was escorted to safety and medically evaluated by paramedics.

Whether he suffered any injuries was unclear.

This story was written by KABC.