Man rescued from Genesee River overnight

ROCHESTER, N.Y (WHEC) – The Rochester Fire Department pulled a man from the Genesee River overnight.

Rochester firefighters responded to the call just after 2 a.m. Sunday. They say they found a man extremely tired and struggling to stay afloat.

Fire crews threw a rescue rope to him and pulled him to the edge of the concrete wall on the side of the river. Two firefighters then climbed down to keep the man’s head above the water. Then a harness pulled him to safety.

RFD says the man was barely conscious but is expected to be OK.