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Woman pulled from Spokane River near Sullivan Bridge

Bystanders helped pull a woman from the Spokane River near Sullivan Bridge, Monday afternoon.

A woman in her early to mid-30s was seen face down in the Spokane River by witnesses at about 3 p.m.

A bystander jumped in the river and pulled the woman to the side while another person was able to flag down a nearby Spokane Valley Fire Department inspector.

“One of our inspectors happened to be at a Best Buy near that location so he was able to get there immediately and perform CPR,” said spokeswoman Julie Happy.

The area does not have many access points but is frequently used by kayakers however there was no indication that the woman was recreating in the area, Happy said.

Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to the scene and continued performing CPR. Once the patient had a pulse, she was transported to a local hospital, Happy said.

The area has a strong current and cold water, Happy said.