DRAMATIC VIDEO: Off-duty officer rescues hiker from whirlpool in creek

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FRESNO, Calif. (CNN Newsource) — A quick-thinking off-duty officer helped save a 24-year-old California hiker who was trapped in a whirlpool Saturday. 

The hiker was trying to crass Angel Falls when he became trapped in the fast-moving spring water. 

Off-duty officer Brent Donley was hiking nearby. He used a strap from his backpack and tied it around a branch so the hiker could grab it. 

He then threw the branch to the man and talked him through the rescue. 

Angel Falls is a main attraction for hikers along Willow Creek Trail, which has been deemed dangerous due to the slippery rocks along the path. 

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