A man was rescued from the rain-swollen Los Angeles River Friday in the Atwater Village area.
Firefighters and swiftwater rescue teams responded about 4:25 p.m. to a report of a person in the river in the 2900 block of North Acresite Street, according to Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
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Swiftwater rescuers using a boat pulled the approximately 30-year-old man from the river in the area of the Fletcher Drive bridge, Bastman said.
The man was evaluated at the scene, Bastman said.
It was unclear how ended up in the river, which was rushing with rainwater from a winter storm.
–City News Service
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