Swimmer rescued by helicopter after being swept down river from Emerald Pools

(Courtesy: CHP - Valley Division)
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A swimmer was rescued via helicopter by California Highway Patrol after being swept down river from Emerald Pools on Saturday in Nevada County.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. Saturday, CHP received a call for assistance regarding a man that had been swept down river from Emerald Pools by the fast moving water. 

Officials on a CHP helicopter were eventually able to rescue 25-year-old Kalani Tuiono by using a rescue basket. The device was hoisted down from the helicopter to a rock that Tuiono was sitting on in the middle of the river, which safely removed him from the area. 

Remarkably, he only suffered minor scratches and abrasions.  

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