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Video: LAFD Rescues a Seagull from a Tree at Venice Beach


LAFD's Eric Johnson of Ladder 63 rescued a seagull from a tree on the beach. The bird got caught in some fishing line and ended up suspended from a palm tree. The first video shows the bird get rescued and towards the end is an impromptu interview of the firefighter who made the rescue. Apparently this is not the first bird rescue for firefighter Johnson.

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There have been 23 Line of Duty Deaths This Year

This year, I made a pact that I would honor ALL of the Line of Duty Deaths. I knew it wouldn't be easy, but I didn't know it would be this hard. I fell behind about a week ago and have not been able to catch up. Then today, another LODD in Los Angeles.Failure is not an option...and I realize that there are plenty of other notifications that assist firefighters in following along with LODD's. My point was not to compete, but merely to supplement their information with whatever I could find at the time.

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Raw Video: Man pulled from L.A. River by Police Helicopter

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.

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