Los Angeles Fire Department

Man Rescued From Rushing Water of Rain-Swollen Wash

Firefighters rescued a man from the rushing water of the rain-swollen Wilbur Wash in Northridge Thursday.

The victim was reported to be in the wash, clinging to the wall of the channel west of the intersection of Wilbur Avenue and Parthenia Street, about 7:25 p.m., Robert Hinojosa of the Los Angeles Fire Department said. 

The approximately 30-year-old man was in stable condition when taken to a hospital for treatment, Hinojosa said. 

The firefighter who went into the water to fish him out was also taken to a hospital to be examined as a precaution, Hinojosa said. 

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