Current Events - Man Rescued From LA River
Authorities rescued a man on Sunday, "from the rain-swollen Los Angeles River after drifting about four miles downstream," reports CBS Local. LA Fire Department says the man was spotted before 8 a.m. east of downtown and drifted past police during a failed rescue attempt at Sixth Street and Olympic Boulevard. A police helicopter was able later able to grab him in the water near Vernon, "where the river widens and the currents get slower." The man, whose name has not been released, was conscious and speaking to rescuers before being transferred to County USC Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition.