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Firefighter and paramedics help a woman rescued from the L.A. River on Dec. 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

LOS ANGELES (KTLA)-

Two people became stranded Friday morning in the Los Angeles River as rain pounded the region.

An hour after firefighters showed up at about 9:41 a.m., the L.A. Fire Department said crews found a man and brought him to safety. The man his wife was still in the river, caught in some trees.

Firefighters said it took another hour to rescue the woman.

Both were taken to the hospital in fair condition.

“Very dangerous conditions here — the river was flowing at pretty high volume of water, and there was a great deal of risk to put swimmers in the water,” LAFD Battalion Chief Charles Butler said. “We got both victims out — very successful rescue.”

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