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