TODAY   |  November 22, 2013

Helicopter rescues man clinging to tree during flood

Cameras captured a daring rescue in Southern California last night when a helicopter helped save a man trapped by a surging flood. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>>> a daring rescue was caught on camera last night after heavy rain caused flash flooding in southern california . one man was trapped in a surging flood control channel holding on to a tree there. a helicopter was called in to hoist him to safety. firefighters then heard more calls for help and they rescued several more people clinging to a nearby brush.