A man became stuck in the San Diego River Thursday amid high rain water and clung to a branch to keep from being carried away until emergency crews could rescue him, authorities said.

The stranded pedestrian at Avenida Del Rio and Camino De La Reina, near Fashion Valley Mall, was reported at 9:26 a.m., according to a San Diego fire- rescue captain.

It took crews about 15 minutes to complete the rescue, she said, adding that the man was not there for very long and he did have any injuries.

—City News Service

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