Trapped Colo. Firefighter Rescued From River

A firefighter had to be rescued from the Poudre River in Fort Collins Monday night as crews responded to reports of someone drowning, according to The Coloradoan.

The Poudre Fire Authority was sent to the river around 8:15 p.m. to check the report when one firefighter trained in water rescues became trapped against debris by the current.

The Larimer County Dive Rescue Team sent about 15 personnel to the scene along with Poudre Valley EMS.

Poudre Fire Authority spokesman Capt. Patrick Love said the firefighter was lucky not to be seriously injured in the incident.

"We were very close to losing a firefighter," Love told the newspaper. "It basically took 10 firefighters to pull him out. They were able to save his life."

Love said that the crew never found anyone in the river after the firefighter was rescued.

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