A man was rescued late Sunday evening after he became trapped on a small piece of land in the Los Angeles River.
Firefighters battled a heavy downpour around 10:45 p.m. Sunday as they worked to rescue the man in South Gate.
He was stuck on a small piece of land in the LA River on the Long Beach (710) Freeway and Imperial Highway, fire officials said.
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The water was rising around him as crews with the Los Angeles County Fire Department were on scene.
He was safely rescued by helicopter a short time later.
It was not immediately clear how the man became stuck in the river or if he suffered any injuries.