LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Firefighters safely rescued a man who became trapped on a tree in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River in Atwater Village.

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The man was first spotted holding onto a tree in the river, about a half mile south of Colorado Boulevard, at about 9:50 a.m. LA City Fire dispatcher Margaret Stewart says the man was found about 40 feet from the shore.

He was safely taken to shore in a boat at about 10:40 a.m. and was being evaluated by paramedics.

 

 

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