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Crews Rescue Man Clinging To Tree In L.A. River, His Wife Is Still Missing

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Firefighters rescued one man from the L.A. River near Atwater Village today, but the man's wife is still missing.

Rescuers responded to the 2800 block of N. Glendale Boulevard at about 9:40 a.m. after receiving a report that two people were trapped in the river, clinging to trees, City News Service Reports.

Rescue crews successfully rescued one man who was holding onto a tree on an island. They used a zodiac boat and rope to bring him to shore, NBC LA reports. He is in fair condition.

Crews have not been able to find the second person, who the man says is his wife. One rescuer dove into the river and was swept away before catching a lifeline and getting pulled back out. Rescuers believe the wife is trapped among the trees in the middle of the river and are still searching for her.

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Update, 11:45 a.m.: The woman has been spotted. Crews are working to rescue her, City News Service reports.

Update, 11:55 a.m.: The woman has been rescued, ABC7 reports.