Crews Perform River Rescue 2nd Day In A Row

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Richmond, VA–For the second day in a row, crews rescued a victim from the James River. On Thursday, Richmond Fire Department rescued a person stranded near Hollywood Rapids, on the cemetery side.

At about 7:05 p.m., crews arrived on the scene, responding to reports of a person stranded in the James River, clinging to a log.

The Richmond Fire Department sent the following tweet:

“WATER RESCUE: Crews responding to a report of a victim in the water near Hollywood Rapids clinging to a log #rva”

On Wednesday night, crews pulled four people from the river; three people were walking on the pipe above when they were swept away by high water. A fourth person in a nearby apartment heard screams and ran  down to help, but became trapped, as well.

The river is currently above flood level, and is expected to rise up to 15 feet by Thursday evening.

Lt. Robbie Hagaman of Richmond Fire Department warns those who venture onto the river, “We just want people to know it's extremely dangerous.”

Stay with 8News for updates.

Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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