UPDATE: Man pulled from Boise canal still hospitalized

June 23, 2014 

A man in his 50s remained hospitalized Tuesday but is expected to recover after rescuers pulled him from the New York Canal near Federal Way and Findley late Monday afternoon, Boise police report.

Police and firefighters were dispatched to the canal at 4:37 p.m. after a witness spotted a man in the water yelling for help and waving his arms.

Police and a member of the Boise Fire Department's dive rescue team located the victim in the canal west of Broadway. A firefighter/dive team member from Engine 7 entered the canal and was able to reach the victim. Police and firefighters above the canal then pulled both men to the shoreline, according to a police news release.

Ada County paramedics took over care of the victim, who was tentatively identified as a transient, and transported him to a local hospital. Although initially unresponsive, the man responded to paramedics' efforts, and medical personnel tell officers it appears the man has a good chance of survival — though he "is not out of the woods yet," the news release states.

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