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

ATWATER VILLAGE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- 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 two 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.
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