WATCH: Man Rescued By Helicopter From Raging L.A. River

Yellow police tape says "police line do not cross" is set against blurry background.
  • Dramatic video shows the moment a man desperately clinging to a wall after being swept into the rushing waters of the Los Angeles River was rescued by a heroic first responder suspended from a helicopter.
  • Los Angeles Fire Department ground and air crews responded to the rain-swollen river south of Washington Boulevard in the Boyle Heights neighborhood around 5 p.m. Wednesday after getting a report about a person in distress.
  • Heart-pounding aerial footage shot by KTLA’s Sky5 captured the man desperately holding onto a “concrete sheer wall” as he waited to be pulled up by an LAFD member who was lowered on a cable from a helicopter.
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