Storm drenches California, prompts river rescues

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Associated Press

2 people, dog rescued from river as storm douses California

Two people and a dog were rescued from a rain-swollen Southern California river Monday as a vigorous late-season storm moved slowly through the state, bringing heavy showers and snow. A helicopter rescue crew pulled the dog’s owner, a woman, from the rushing Los Angeles River, in the San Fernando Valley, around 2:40 p.m. But the dog slipped away and continued for more than an hour down the river, which runs for several miles through an inaccessible channel with high concrete walls. At one point a good Samaritan jumped into the raging water and grabbed the dog, but the animal slipped from his grip too and the man had to be rescued himself.



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