Stories tagged: water rescue
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.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 8:42 a.m.
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.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015
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. …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014
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 …
Mon., June 9, 2014, 12:22 p.m.
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.
Sun., July 7, 2013, 4:23 p.m.
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.
Fri., March 29, 2013, 9:28 p.m.
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.
Sat., July 21, 2012, 8:52 p.m.
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.
Mon., July 16, 2012, 9:13 p.m.
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.
Fri., July 13, 2012
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, …
Sat., June 30, 2012
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 …
Tue., April 17, 2012, 6:10 a.m.
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, …
Sat., April 7, 2012
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. …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2011
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 …
Mon., July 18, 2011
Man in river survives by slithering into car trunk
A Newport, Wash., man narrowly escaped a watery grave this weekend after his car rolled upside down into the Pend Oreille River near the Idaho state line and he became …
Thu., June 18, 2009, 8:40 a.m.
Woman rescued from murky swamp
A woman who wandered into a tangled swamp on the West Plains was rescued early today by firefighters and rushed to the hospital for treatment of hypothermia.
Mon., June 1, 2009, 8:39 p.m.
Bridge construction increases river danger
In the aftermath of a weekend water-rescue on the Spokane River at the Barker Road bridge, fire crews spent Monday using the dangerous spot as training ground. “We’re just very, …
Wed., May 27, 2009, 10:22 p.m.
Rescue crews looking for woman in Spokane River
Rescue crews are combing the Spokane River for a woman who was believed to have disappeared into the water near People’s Park, authorities said.