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Stranded swimmer rescued near Belle Isle

James River Rescue

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Fire crews rescued a man who jumped into the James River near Belle Isle Sunday evening.

Richmond fire officials said it happened just after 6 p.m. when the man jumped from an embankment or a rock into the James.

Crews said the man was surprised by the river’s powerful current. He managed to make it to a rock until officials could pluck him from the water.

He was not injured.

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