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Paso Robles firefighters rescue man from Salinas River

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Jan 13, 2023

Paso Robles Fire Department officials rescued a homeless man from the Salinas Riverbed on Friday.

Battalion Chief Brian Lewis told KSBY that they received a call from someone who reported seeing a man stuck in the riverbed near the 13th Street bridge. Lewis said the man was standing on an island in the middle of the river.

He was unable to move from his location without entering the water. He told rescuers that he was exhausted and needed help.

Lewis said firefighters were able to rescue the man by using an aerial ladder and performed a high-angle rope rescue to secure him and bring him to safety. Lewis reported that nobody was injured in this incident.