Seven people rescued from the San Diego River after heavy rains

Ambulance. Photo credit: Scott Sanchez on Wikimedia Commons

Seven people were rescued Monday from the rain-swollen San Diego River, but none suffered injuries.

Shortly after 9 a.m., the San Diego Fire Department The Swift Water Rescue Team responded to the river area near 4700 Pacific Highway.

Once crews arrived, they found the victims trapped on an island and some in the water, according to fire officials.

At 9:30 am, five people were rescued from the area, according to SDFD. A helicopter team helped locate two additional people to the west of the original location, according to the department.

Using a rescue boat, lifeguards pulled the last two people out of the water at SeaWorld Drive, according to fire officials.

–City news service

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