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UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Large fight prompts search of Spokane River

Police and fire personnel spent several hours Monday evening unsuccessfully searching for people who reportedly jumped into the Spokane River after a large fight broke out near Minnehaha Park.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Woman dies after rescue crews pull her from submerged car in Spokane River near Post Falls

A 54-year-old North Idaho woman died in a hospital Monday after her car plunged into the Spokane River near Post Falls.

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

5 children pulled from water near Seattle’s Discovery Park

Authorities say five children were pulled from the water near Seattle’s Discovery Park and taken to a hospital.

UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Man drowns in Spokane River Sunday

A man drowned Sunday afternoon when Spokane police say he entered the river and was not able to stay afloat.

UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Man dies after diving into Twin Lakes

A man from Greenacres died Thursday after diving into Twin Lakes from a cliff, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Woman hospitalized after falling in water near Riverfront Park

A woman was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after she fell from a pedestrian bridge onto rocks near Riverfront Park.

UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

One dead, two injured after guided white water raft capsizes on Spokane River at Bowl and Pitcher

One person died and two were injured when a guided-tour raft overturned Tuesday afternoon on the Spokane River near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park.

UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Fire crews unable to recover woman’s body from raging Spokane River

Spokane firefighters tried for several hours Tuesday morning to recover the body of a woman who reportedly jumped from the Monroe Street Bridge. Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the call …

UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Police locate vehicle that plunged into Spokane River; no one believed to be inside

Spokane police don’t think anyone is inside a car that plunged into the Spokane River Saturday near Mission Park.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Father, daughter rescued from Spokane River Sunday after being stranded on rocks

The Spokane Fire Department rescued a father and daughter who were stranded on rocks in the Devil’s Toenail area of the Spokane River Sunday afternoon.

UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

4-year-old boy pulled from Spokane River dies

A 4-year-old boy went missing near the Downriver Disc Golf Course Tuesday evening and was later pulled from the Spokane River.

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

Rescuers convince distraught man to climb out of Spokane River

A rescue team spent nearly an hour trying to coax a distraught man out of the Spokane River as he waded in shallow water Tuesday afternoon, drawing attention from neighbors …

UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Emergency crews converge on Monroe Street Bridge after man spotted swimming in river

A man drew heavy emergency crew presence to the Monroe Street Bridge Thursday morning after he was spotted swimming in the fast-moving Spokane River

UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 6 p.m.

Two rescued from the Spokane River in separate incidents

Two people were plucked from the Spokane River Saturday in separate incidents in Spokane Valley and Post Falls.

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 6:15 p.m.

Tipped canoe with 5 overboard leads to search of Spokane River, Latah Creek

Five people borrowing a friend’s canoe turned into hours of scouring the Spokane River and Latah Creek for emergency crews this afternoon.

UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

Car thieves strike again but this time ditch stolen Honda in the Spokane River

A woman found her car partially submerged in the Spokane River near her apartment complex.

Firefighters search for man who reportedly fell in Spokane River near downtown dam

Firefighters spent an hour Tuesday morning searching for a man who reportedly fell into the Spokane River near the Post Street bridge.

Man rescued from Spokane River tells firefighters his wife is still out there

A man found clinging to a branch in the Spokane River was rescued by firefighters Thursday morning. Though he said he’d crashed into the river in a car with his …

Crews pull swimmer from Spokane River near falls

A man was pulled to safety from the Spokane River at the base of the Upper Falls Thursday morning, as 21 firefighters responded in kayaks, climbing ropes and medical vehicles. …

Spokane’s SWAT unit renaming met with skepticism

In Spokane, SWAT is no more. The police department has rebranded the decades-old team of officers trained in tactical response as the “Emergency Response Unit,” as it seeks to broaden …

Police officer rescues man from Spokane River

A Spokane police officer rescued a man from the Spokane River this morning by throwing him a life-saving ring from a hotel swimming pool.

Woman critical after rescue from Spokane River

A woman is in critical condition after she was pulled unconscious and unresponsive from the Spokane River at Mirabeau Park this afternoon.

Woman rescued from Spokane River

Spokane Fire rescue crews fished a woman out of the Spokane River on Friday evening after she jumped in the water along Riverfront Park.

Man dies after being trapped by log in Spokane River

A rafter died after being trapped underwater by a log in the Spokane River for about an hour while rescue workers used chain saws to free him, officials say.

Rescuers searching Spokane River near Sullivan Road

Water rescue crews have pulled a body from the Spokane River near a railroad trestle west of Sullivan Road, dispatch reports indicate.

Teen pulled from lake in critical condition

A North Idaho teenager pulled from the bottom of an old mill pond Wednesday remained in critical condition Thursday at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. August (A.J.) Marksworth, …

Officials believe kids to blame for three fires

Summer for the Spokane Valley Fire Department means a jump in the number of fires caused by kids playing with matches, and there were plenty of examples the week of …

Police chase ends with river rescue

A man driving a stolen car fled in the vehicle and then jumped into the Spokane River before being pulled out by police this morning, authorities say. Douglas Baker, 23, …

Swollen river nearly claims another life

Spokane’s water rescue team pulled a man from the turbulent Spokane River near Mission Park on Friday morning – the third water search-and-rescue effort in the region in a week. …

Fires, intoxicated rivergoer keep crews occupied

A long list of brush fires and suspicious fires topped the week of Aug. 18-24 for crews with the Spokane Valley Fire Department. “We don’t know how they started,” said …