Boyle Heights River Rescue


A man was seen descending from the 6th Street Bridge down into the flowing water of the LA River. He traveled over three-quarters of a mile southbound in the water, passed under the Santa Monica (10) Freeway and managed to escape the water flow before getting to the Olympic Bridge. The man had injuries of an undetermined extent and waited on the bank for LAFD personnel who evaluated, treated and prepared him for transport. LAFD Air Ops hoisted the patient and transported him to a nearby trauma center.

The Los Angeles River, also known as Paayme Paxaayt (West River) by the Tongva and the Porciúncula River (Río Porciúncula) by the Spanish, is a significant river located in Los Angeles County, California. The river spans 51 miles (82 km) and flows through a channelized waterway, starting in the western San Fernando Valley and ending at the Pacific Ocean in Long Beach.

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