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Is This Man Alive?

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Yes, he is. Yesterday, the Los Angeles Fire Department received a call that someone was in the riverbed at Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Valleyheart Dr; (just north of Ventura) in Studio City. An LAist reader sent in these photos saying he was either pushed or that he jumped and that it didn't look like he made it.

According to d"Lisa Davies of the LAFD, it appeared that the 45-year-old jumped and was conscious when they arrived and transported him to the hospital. She said that anytime it appears someone may have fallen more than six-feet, they presume neck truama and automatically c-spine the patient. When someone is c-spined, the patient cannot move to prevent them or the paramedics from hurting him even more. Police were called after to follow up on the case.