Person rescued from flowing river in Bell after becoming stranded

A person that became stranded in a flowing river underneath the Florence Bridge in Bell was rescued by Los Angeles County firefighters Wednesday night.

The incident happened at about 7:50 p.m. in the 5400 block of Florence Avenue.

Aerial video of the scene showed what appeared to be a man holding on to a pillar as fire crews devised a plan to rescue the person.

At one point, firefighters lowered a small raft boat but in the end, it took a firefighter to be lowered down to the stranded person for extraction.

The person was rescued just before 9 p.m. and was placed on a gurney and taken to receive medical attention.