'Misunderstanding' Leads To Attempted River Rescue - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

'Misunderstanding' Leads To Attempted River Rescue

SPOKANE, Wash. – Authorities from at least three jurisdictions spent more than an hour searching the Spokane River on Thursday night after a "misunderstanding," according to police.

Spokane Police said a man left a house party just before 10 o'clock on Thursday night.  His friends went outside shortly after that and started calling his name.

A neighbor heard the friends repeatedly calling the name and assumed someone fell into the river, according to Spokane Police Officer Tim Moses.

No one fell in the river and everyone was accounted for on Thursday night.

Officer Moses said the case is no longer under investigation.  He said the 911 caller believed someone fell in the river and was not trying to mislead authorities when calling authorities.   KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes contributed to this report.

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KHQ.COM - On Thursday at 9:39 P.M. the Spokane Fire Department responded to the vicinity of the Mission Bridge over the Spokane River with a report that a person had been viewed in the river and was moving downstream.

The Spokane Fire Department Water Team from stations 2 and 16 responded as well as numerous other fire companies for ground support along with the Spokane Valley Water Team, the Sheriff's dive team, the Spokane Police Department, AMR ambulance and Medstar Air Ambulance for aerial reconnaissance.

Searches were conducted on both river embankments as well as on the water by the Water Team boat and in the air by Medstar. The search area included the point last seen as well as downriver to the downtown area.

The calling party reported seeing a young adult male in the river near the intersection of Magnolia and East South Riverton. After approximately 1 hour of searching, the search was called off with nothing found. The description of the person in the water was a male, approximately 21-years-old, wearing a gray shirt and black pants. The Spokane Police Department is investigating.

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