Man, 2 Dogs Rescued From Rising Waters of LA River

A swiftwater rescue team used an inflatable craft to bring the man and two dogs to safety

View Comments (


    A swiftwater rescue team brings a man and two dogs stranded in the LA River to safety. Video broadcast Friday Feb. 28, 2014.

    At least one person and two dogs were rescued from the Los Angeles River as a storm pounded Southern California Friday morning.

    Aerial video showed rescue workers trying to get to the male and two dogs on a tree at the base of the river. A boat was being used to get the victim and two dogs out. 

    The incident was reported in the Cypress Park area in the 1500 block of North San Fernando Road, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. One of the men told NBC4 he went into the water to save his dogs.

    Dogs, Owner Saved From LA River

    [LA] Dogs, Owner Saved From LA River
    LAFD fire-rescue team members save at least one person and two dogs from the LA River. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Friday Feb. 28, 2014.

    "The water is moving pretty quick, and it will fool you," said Los Angeles Fire Lt. Mark Akahosai

    An animal services vehicle also responded to the location.