L.A. River Rescue LOS ANGELES — A man who apparently jumped into the rain-swollen Los Angeles River was pulled to safety by a rescue helicopter Sunday.
The man was seen jumping or walking into the river near a bridge east of downtown just before 8 a.m., according to L.A. Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott.
Police officers tried unsuccessfully to res More..cue him at Sixth Street and Olympic Boulevard.
A police helicopter team was able to pull him from the river near Vernon — about four miles downstream from where he jumped in.
The man was conscious and talking to rescuers, according to Scott. He was transferred to a fire department helicopter and flown to an area hospital in stable condition.
His name has not been released.2:37 p.m. PST, November 21, 2010