Crews rescue man from rain-swollen LA River

Firefighters swiftly rescued a man from a rain-swollen Los Angeles River in Griffith Park on Thursday.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was called around 1:50 p.m. to an area of the river just south of Zoo Drive.

An adult male was seen sitting in a tree above the waterline in the river.

Adult male and his bicycle were safely removed from the river by an LAFD Swift Water Rescue Team utilizing a tethered inflatable rescue boat.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the man was not injured. He is still being evaluated by LAFD paramedics at the scene.

Officials have not yet determined his reason for being in the flood control channel.

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