VIDEO: Helicopter rescue crews save man swept down rushing river

NEVADA CITY, Calif. (KRON) — California Highway Patrol rescued a man after he was swept up by fast moving water down a river in Grass Valley.

A CHP helicopter helped rescue the man Sunday afternoon at the Emerald Pools.

The man was clinging on to a small rock in the middle of the river when he was found.

He was right above a 50-foot waterfall.


CHP lowered a rescue basket from the helicopter to save the man.

He was rescued with only minor injuries.

His girlfriend was also rescued from the same area a few hours later while she was looking him.

They have been reunited.

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