ATWATER VILLAGE -- City fire crews in a small boat have brought to shore a man who was spotted clinging to a tree in the Los Angeles River this morning.

The man, described to be in his 40s, was located about half a mile south of the Colorado Street bridge and 40 feet from shore. 

"He will be evaluated by LAFD paramedics to address any potential medical needs/transport," said the L.A. Fire Department in an updated.

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