SILVER LAKE — The L.A. Fire Department is deploying its Swift Water Rescue Team to pick up a person stranded in the L.A. River just north of Fletcher Drive near the 5 Freeway.
The person is on an island of vegetation “as water speed and depth is appreciably diminishing but still dangerous,” according to an LAFD alert.
Update @ 12 PM: The rescue operation ended about an hour after it began. Eastsider reader Bug Wuller took a photo of the person who was rescued from the river and being attended to by firefighters. The LAFD said that the man, believed to be in his 40s, was equipped with a water rescue helmet and life vest before being returned to the riverbank aboard a boat by the Swift Water Rescue Team. The man did not show any signs of being injured.
Thanks to Bug Wuller for her tip and photos.
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