Man rescued after creek traps him under Denver bridge
DENVER, Colorado ” Denver firefighters have rescued a homeless man who called 911 from a cell phone when he was awakened by high water threatening his perch under a downtown bridge.
Authorities say 50-year-old Jim Wright was rescued Tuesday from beneath the bridge on Cherry Creek.
A dive team put ladders down to the creek from the bridge, went into the rushing water and walked Wright back to one of the ladders.
Cherry Creek rose overnight after steady light rain, but the National Weather Service says no flooding is expected.
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