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Kayaker puts new boat to the Spokane River test

Blake Sommers goes for a swim as he tests his new kayak in the Spokane River on Jan. 26, 2012. (Brian Jamieson)
Blake Sommers goes for a swim as he tests his new kayak in the Spokane River on Jan. 26, 2012. (Brian Jamieson)

PADDLING -- Some people were content to be inside where it was warm on Thursday.

Blake  Sommers was on the Spokane River test-driving his new kayak for the first time.

He got a little swimming practice, too. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. But he didn't let go of his boat.




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