Man and Dogs Rescued From Los Angeles Floodwaters

Feb 28, 2014 4:25 PM

Swift water rescue crews from the Los Angeles Fire Department sprang into action this morning ... To save a man and two dogs from a tree ... in the middle of the surging Los Angeles river.

The rescue took place near Dodger stadium on Friday as a storm filled the river with fast-moving water carrying vegetation and debris.

Firefighters secured the man and dogs, then put everybody in a lifeboat and guided it across the water about 15 feet to safety.

According to the Associated Press, it was unclear how the man and dogs got into the river to begin with, but the river bed is known to be frequented by the homeless.###


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