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Canadian Musicians Attempt To Canoe Down LA River

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of a Canadian folk-rock band have been cited for canoeing down the Los Angeles River before an approaching storm.

Police Lt. Brian Wendling says six people in two canoes were cited for trespassing Friday after they left the concrete-lined channel in Studio City.

He says the Manitoba band took to the water in nearby Van Nuys with their instruments and a camcorder, apparently to make a music video.

Wendling says they left the 3-foot-deep river after one rickety canoe began leaking, and firefighters and police helped them out.

They were cited for trespassing and could be charged for the emergency response.

A website for a Manitoba band called Twin says the group planned a journey down the river.

The river can become a death trap when it swells with runoff.

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