Stories tagged: water rescue
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020
Spokane firefighters rescued a woman from the Spokane River near Maple Street Bridge early Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
The woman, whose name was not released, wore a life vest and held on to a gasoline can for flotation, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. She was taken …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
After high-speed chase and water rescue effort, police arrest man who jumped into Spokane River, covered himself with rocks
A multiagency car chase starting in Airway Heights led to a man abandoning a pregnant woman in his car to jump into the Spokane River to hide Friday morning. With …
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019
A man was rescued from the Spokane River Thursday morning near the T.J. Meenach Bridge after Spokane police say he waded across the fast-moving water as code enforcement cleared away …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019
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
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
Authorities say five children were pulled from the water near Seattle’s Discovery Park and taken to a hospital.
UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018
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
A man from Greenacres died Thursday after diving into Twin Lakes from a cliff, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Tue., July 3, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Two people were plucked from the Spokane River Saturday in separate incidents in Spokane Valley and Post Falls.
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017
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
A woman found her car partially submerged in the Spokane River near her apartment complex.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, …