SOUTH GATE (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County Fire and Rescue crews saved the life of a man who found himself swept up in strong currents in the L.A. River near South Gate Sunday evening.
The rescue call went out about 10:45 p.m.READ MORE: Three Takeaways From Dodgers 2021 Season, NLCS
It was unclear why the unidentified man was in the river but very often people standing near the edge of the river get caught up in the current, especially following a heavy rain.
Desmond Shaw was overhead in SKY2 when a rescuer was hoisted down to the man by helicopter.READ MORE: 3 Shot In Downtown LA, 1 Dead
The man was hanging on to a pillar for dear life.
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The man was hoisted out of the water and placed on nearby dry land. His condition wasn’t immediately known.