Update River Rescue COMPLETE 11/29/2018 INC#0631

Update COMPLETE River Rescue; INC#0631; 10:45AM; L.A. River x Colorado Bl; internal:/; Atwater Village; An LAFD air rescue helicopter has safely hoisted one 50 year-old male, who was clinging to a tree (unk time factor) mid-channel, with water speed about 15 mph (unk depth) approximately one-quarter (0.25) mile south of the Colorado Blvd overpass; The (homeless?) man, whose reason for being in or near the river was not determined by the LAFD, is conscious and alert but suffering from hypothermia; He was taken directly by helicopter to an area hospital in fair condition; LAFD ground and air crews are searching the area to confirm no other persons or animals are in peril; MEDIA: LAFD PIO Capt Erik Scott will be available at the Command Post: L.A. River at Los Feliz Blvd; FS 50; Batt 2; Central Bureau; Council District 4; Dispatched LAFD Units: E56 E44 SW44 RA844 E55 E202 T2 E1 T50 E250 E4 T3 HR3 CM22 SW86 EM1 BC2 UR88 CS201 CS1 H2 H4 SW88; Brian Humphrey