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Man rescued from the Genesee River

Rochester firefighters say they’re well trained for any type of water rescue and early Friday morning it paid off.
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM/WSYR-TV) -- Rochester firefighters say they’re well trained for any type of water rescue and early Friday morning it paid off.

It was around 1 a.m. when a Rochester police officer spoke with two young men who said they heard a man trapped on a pile of logs, floating on the Genesee River near E. Main Street.

Rescuers say the water in the river was 37 degrees.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and lowered a harness, secured the man and brought him up.

The rescue effort took less than an hour, officials said.

Police say the circumstances leading up to the man falling into the river are unknown.

The man is being evaluated by a medical team and police will continue to investigate the situation.

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