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Swift water rescue team saves man in Los Angeles river

Posted at 1:55 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 16:55:11-05

LOS ANGELES (KGTV) - A Los Angeles Fire Department swift water rescue team made a daring rescue in fast-moving water Wednesday.

A man was stranded in the Los Angeles River at Atwater Village as a storm moved through, creating rapids in the normally driver riverbed.

The firefighter who first made it to the man in a boat had to turn back due to the difficult position. A rescue swimmer joined the boat pilot and saved the man.

The man was evaluated by paramedics. There was no immediate word on his condition.