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Firefighters Sent to Rescue Mannequin from LA River

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This morning, LAFD personnel were called to the Los Angeles River at Balboa Boulevard in response to a call regarding a person needing rescue from the waterway.

However, the "firefighters sent on a swift-water rescue in the San Fernando Valley this morning found only a mannequin," reports the Daily News. Oops! It is not clear if the non-human was actually removed from the water.

Just this Sunday, the LAFD rescued a man from the LA River via helicopter outside of Downtown. With heavy rains, the River is prone to swell, making it a dangerous area for individuals on foot.