Man Rescued After Tree Hits Van in Sunland

On Thursday 19th November 2009 over 31cm of rain fell in 24 hours on the Cumbrian mountains. The single largest rainfall total in the British Isles since records began. It caused unprecedented flooding, with Cockermouth being particularly badly hit after

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Firefighters hoisted a 61-year-old man to safety from a dirt island in the Tujunga wash in Sunland Saturday morning.

The rescue occurred at 7:10 a.m. Saturday after a night of heavy rain and winds. The man told firefighters he was driving his van when it was hit by a falling tree.

He was taken to a hospital, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

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