July 29, 2011 in City

Body recovered from Spokane River near High Bridge

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Spokane Fire Department crews use the Sandifur Bridge on The Centennial Trail for observation as search and rescue crews work to pull a body out of the Spokane River, Friday, July 29, 2011.
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A river rescue crew pulled the body of man from the Spokane River near High Bridge Park this evening.

The body was snagged underwater near the center piling of the pedestrian bridge that crosses over the river near People’s Park.

The Spokane city and county dive team, comprised of members of the Spokane Fire Department and Spokane County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol, were called to the area about 4:20 p.m. after someone spotted the body near the bridge. The team launched the swift water rescue boat, and worked for about an hour to free the body from under the water.

Police said the body was male, but his identity is not known.

Spokane police major crimes detectives are investigating.

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