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Man saved from storm channel

A MAN was rescued from the swift flowing waters of a storm channel in Cypress on Sunday (OCFA photo).

A man was rescued Sunday night from the fast-flowing waters of  a storm channel in Cypress.

According to the Orange County Fire Authority, a call came into the emergency command center at 5:48 p.m. regarding a person in the channel near Knott Avenue and Recycle Way. Several crews including two swift water crews responded.

Engine Company 84, based in Garden Grove, was the first to respond and located the man barely hanging on to the embankment with half of his body in the  water. Firefighters tied a personal floating device and threw it to the man.

While he hung on, crews cut through the fence and were able to pull him out of the channel. He was assessed by firefighter paramedics for injuries and then transported to a hospital for injures for further care.

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