RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Rescue crews were able to safely reach a person stuck on the pipeline at Haxall Point on Friday.
The call came in around 2:40 p.m. The person did not have a flotation device.
Rescue crews say it was a challenge to get to the individual, but they were able to give the victim a flotation device.
According to Richmond Fire, the man was on the pipeline as the river was rising. He thought he could make it by himself, but the water was rising too quickly so he had stop.
Rescue crews hooked him up and were able to help him get up the concrete pillar and to safety at 3:57 p.m.
Rescue crews also pulled a woman from the James River earlier on Friday after she was spotted floating down the river.
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