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Firefighters Rescue Woman and Parrot in L.A. River

The woman fell 20 feet trying to get her bird, but LAFD came out to rescue both.

Firefighters Rescue Woman and Parrot in L.A. River Firefighters Rescue Woman and Parrot in L.A. River

A Studio City woman fell 20 feet into the concrete culvert of the Los Angeles River near the Saturday morning trying to rescue her parrot, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said.

“She was trying to retrieve her bird and she fell and is in fair condition,” said Scott, who wouldn’t release the name of the woman.

The large parrot had clipped wings, and the woman tried to reach for it. She slipped and fell down into the cement bottom of the river flood control area while trying to get the bird. The river is lined with concrete in that area, but she was not near the water.

Firefighters arrived on the scene at 9:48 and the woman had “non-life-threatening injuries,” Scott said.

“We had to use ladders to go down to get her, but she was still concerned about her bird, so we sent a team down to look for it,” Scott said.

The firefighters saw the bird fluttering downstream and used a net to catch the bird. The bird was returned to the woman’s husband as she was taken to the hospital.

“We were happy to reunite the bird with its owner,” Scott said.

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