LONG BEACH (CBS) — Fire officials rescue three men from a flood control channel of the Los Angeles River in Long Beach Wednesday.

According to the Long Beach Fire Department, the three men were sleeping on a sandbar in the middle of the channel near the 710 Freeway when they were surrounded by three feet of fast-moving water.

The men were rescued around 7:30 a.m. near the eastbound Willow Street onramp.

Authorities shut down the onramp during the rescue. It was reopened around 9 a.m.

The men were examined and were unharmed, officials said.


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