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

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

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

The pair were inner-tubing on the river when they tipped over in the rapids, becoming stranded on the rocks in the middle of the river, according to a fire department news release. About 30 firefighters from the Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Valley Fire Department responded at about 2 p.m. to an area about a half-mile south of the Rifle Club entrance on Aubrey L. White Parkway. They were able to ferry the pair to the shore.

Both were cold from prolonged exposure to the water, firefighters said. They were warmed by medical personnel on scene. Neither had to be taken to the hospital.

Firefighters urge river users to be careful when floating the Spokane River, even in late August when the water is low.

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