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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

    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.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

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