Stockton crews rescue man from Calaveras River

9:26 AM, Mar 22, 2011   |    comments
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STOCKTON, CA -- High levels in the Calaveras River caught a man off guard Tuesday morning and prompted a rescue by the Stockton Fire Department.

Crews received word just after 8 a.m. of man stuck on a small island in the middle of the river near Stagg High School.

Stockton Fire Department spokesman Paul Willette said the man, who was a transient, had been living on the island and was taken by surprise by the high river flows.

Other than being wet and cold, the man was OK.

News10/KXTV

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