Avondale rescue crews work to help man out of tree on Agua Fria River

Crews in Avondale rescued a homeless man in a tree on the Agua Fria River on Sunday afternoon after he was stuck for two hours.

The air rescue was on the river, south of I-10 and north of Van Buren Street.

"Patient is alert and secured onto a large tree. Water is flowing and the rescue is in progress," rescue crews said.

The man reportedly lives near the river bottom and crews say encampments like this can get washed away when flooding happens during monsoon season.

The river is about 120 miles long.

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