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Man rescued from river in downtown Richmond

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A water rescue on the James River Friday afternoon. A man fell nearly 30 feet off a wall, into the river just west of the 14th Street (Mayo) Bridge, down river of the Pipeline Rapids Walkway.

Authorities said he clung to a tree for a while as people called for help.

Two nearby kayakers rescued him. Richmond fire officials said he's going to be okay.

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