By The Associated Press, June 27, 2017
RENO, Nev. — A Nevada man is safe after helicopter rescuers plucked him from a rock surrounded by swift-moving water above a nearly 15-metre waterfall in California.
California Highway Patrol Officer David White said Tuesday that 25-year-old Kalani Tuiono escaped from the frigid, snowmelt-choked Yuba River with minor scratches and scrapes on Saturday, an outcome that amazed rescuers.
Dramatic video shows Tuiono perched on a lone rock surrounded by rushing water, with the waterfall just below. Steep rock frames the river.