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River Rescue

A firefighter struggles through brush as he is lowered from a helicopter to rescue a man stuck on a small island in the middle of the Los Angeles River near the Victory Boulevard Bridge in Glendale. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
A Los Angeles City firefighter airlifts a man to safety from a small island in the middle of the Los Angeles River in Glendale. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
A stranded man and his rescuer are airlifted to safety from a small island in the middle of the Los Angeles River. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
A Los Angeles City firefighter and a man are airlifted to safety. Rescuers were called after a passerby heard the man screaming for help. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
A stranded man and his rescuer are lowered to safety after being airlifted from a small island in the middle of the Los Angeles River. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
An unidentified man speaks briefly about his experience after being airlifted to safety from a small island in the middle of the Los Angeles River in Glendale. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
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