It was a case of being in the right place at the right time. An injured man was rescued from the Susquehanna River after water rescue instructors heard him yelling for help.

Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Authorities say state fire training personnel were at the Tompkins Street bridge when they called for assistance at 8:47 a.m.

Fire department Captain Gerald Madden said the instructors were in the area for a training session with city firefighters.

The instructors put their boat into the river at a boat launch near the bridge. Madden said the instructors went downstream about 100 yards to pull the man out of the water.

The man, who appeared to have sustained ankle injuries, was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

Madden said firefighters and police responded to the scene. He said with the water rescue instructors already in the area, "everything lined up perfectly."

Police said the circumstances surrounding how the man came to be in the river were unclear.

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