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Capsized canoeists rescued on Pend Oreille River

PADDLING — Canoeists were rescued from Lake Pend Oreille after their boat — filled with three people and a dog — capsized in high winds that blasted Bonner County on Sunday evening, according to the Bonner County Bee.

One person in the canoe managed to swim safely to shore, said Bonner County Sheriff’s Lt.  Ror Lakewold.

The other two paddlers clung to pilings supporting the U S  Highway 95 Long Bridge, the Bee reported.

A cyclist heard or saw them and called it in, said Lakewold. The call came in about 5 p.m.

All three went to Bonner General Hospital to be checked for hypothermia and were later released, according to Lakewold.

Perhaps this should be emphasized:  They all were wearing life jackets, according to the sheriff's report.




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