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Firefighters Rescue Man from L.A. River

Firefighters rescued a man who was stranded in the swollen Los Angeles River, reports KTLA 5.

The man was stuck in heavy brush about a half-mile from Colorado Boulevard and was about 40 feet from the shore when Los Angeles Fire Department swift water rescuers spotted him shortly after 10 a.m.

After an initial struggle with a boat, a firefighter had to return to shore to bring another rescuer on board.