Four People, Five Animals Rescued Near Sepulveda Basin

Life flight helicopter hovering in the sky near Auburn, Maine USA

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VAN NUYS (CNS) - Three homeless men, one woman, four dogs and a cat were rescued by Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter personnel near a remote and heavily flooded area near the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin, authorities said Saturday.

LAFD rescue workers were called at 11:12 p.m. Friday to the 15700 block of West Burbank Boulevard near Haskell Creek where the helicopter hovered over the area at water level to rescue the victims and the animals, LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

The homeless victims and the pets were flown directly to the LAFD Air Operations facility at Van Nuys Airport, where they were evaluated by LAFD paramedics. Medical staff determined that two of the victims were suffering from hypothermia and were taken to a hospital for treatment, said Humphrey.

The two remaining adults declined transportation to a hospital.

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