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Man almost froze in rain swollen LA River

February 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
In Long Beach, a 40-year-old man is recovering from hypothermia after being swept down the rain swollen Los Angeles River.

Officers in a police helicopter found the man late Friday night, hanging onto the Metro Blue Line trestle near Del Amo Boulevard.

The man was apparently trying to wade across the river when he got swept away. Firefighters were able to pull him to safety.