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Watch: Man Plucked From Raging California River in Dramatic Video

A Nevada man is safe after helicopter rescuers plucked him from a rock surrounded by swift-moving water above a nearly 50-foot waterfall in California

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    See This Dramatic Rescue of a Stranded Man From Raging River and Waterfall

    A 25-year-old man was rescued from a small rock in the middle of raging Yuba River, just on top of a 40-50 feet waterfall in Nevada County, California, in this dramatic footage released by the California Highway Patrol. Kalani Tuiono was swept down-river from Emerald Pools for a mile, surviving the ordeal with only minor scratches. (Published Thursday, June 29, 2017)

    A Nevada man is safe after helicopter rescuers plucked him from a rock surrounded by swift-moving water above a nearly 50-foot waterfall in California.

    California Highway Patrol Officer David White said Tuesday that 25-year-old Kalani Tuiono escaped from the frigid, snowmelt-choked Yuba River with minor scratches and scrapes on Saturday, an outcome that amazed rescuers.

    Dramatic video shows Tuiono perched on a lone rock surrounded by rushing water, with the waterfall just below. Steep rock frames the river.

    White says he was caught by the undertow and swept a mile downstream from Emerald Pools, a picturesque swimming hole known for its colorful water.

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    Auburn, California-based rescuers maneuvered above the falls, dropped down to him in a rescue basket and carried him to safety.