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A close call: People rescued from island in Central Coast River

Calfire San Luis Obispo
Firefighters rescued some people stranded by floodwaters in the Salinas River Friday.

No one hurt in Friday morning incident outside of Paso Robles.

Two people and an a dog were rescued by firefighters, after they were caught on an island in a rain swollen Central Coast river. It happened just before 10 a.m. Friday, outside of Paso Robles.

Firefighters used small rescue boats to reach the stranded people, who were stuck in the Salinas River near the Niblick Bridge. No injures were reported.

The National Weather Service had predicted heavy rain for the Central Coast due to an atmospheric river, and that's been the case. By 10 a.m. Friday, around four inches of rain was reported in the San Luis Obispo area, and the mountains in the northwestern part of the county already had received more than nine inches.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.