Man rescued from river near Pipeline Rapids

Report from NBC12 posted around 10 a.m. Saturday morning, man found along Pipeline Rapids in downtown Richmond along a trail east of the Manchester bridge:

A homeless man was pulled from the James River near Brown’s Island just after 3 a.m. Saturday.  A spokesperson for Richmond Fire says they don’t know yet just how long the man had been trapped there. A security guard in the area heard someone screaming and called police. Richmond’s water rescue team found the man on the wrong side of the flood wall.

The man was traveling along the pipe system when he was swept away by the water. It took the water rescue team 40 minutes to pull him to safety. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment. There is no word on his condition.

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