BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – A 20-year-old man who dropped from a rope swing into Boulder Creek had to be rescued by the Boulder Fire Department.

The fire department says the man was swinging into the creek at a park when he fell in the water on Tuesday.

The man was able to grab hold of a rock in the middle of the creek until rescuers could arrive.

The fire department told the Boulder Daily Camera a dive team was training in the area and was able to respond to the scene quickly.

“If you look downstream from the bridge you can see how the water is turbulant. It’s very misconceiving,” Battalion Chief Andrew Fogg with the Boulder Fire Department said. “When you get water like that it can suck you down and suck you under very easily.”

The man was taken to a hospital to be checked but was released.

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