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Injured NIC coaches recovering

Bones shattered, muted by a breathing tube aiding his weakened lungs, George Swanson was confined to an intensive care unit bed at Spokane's Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center on Sunday night.

North Idaho College head men's basketball coach Corey Symons slept in a chair adjacent to Swanson. He wasn't about to leave his close friend and chief recruiter that evening. Not in that condition.

Swanson was one of two NIC assistant basketball coaches who cheated death after being struck by a vehicle early Thursday morning while standing along Interstate 90 near the Cheney-Tyler exit, waiting for their disabled vehicle to get pulled off the interstate/Ryan Collingwood, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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