Stranded swimmer rescued near Belle Isle

Posted at 11:27 PM, Mar 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-09 23:27:21-04

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.