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Swift Water Rescue In Spokane Valley

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Spokane Valley Fire Department Press Release: 

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Swift Water Rescue teams from both the Spokane Valley and city of Spokane Fire Departments were dispatched at 2:41 PM today to a half mile downstream from Plante's Ferry Park. There was a report of two swimmers who were stranded on a rock out in the river.

On arrival of the first unit, they found two females were about 50 yards from the shore in cold and fast moving water clinging to a large rock. It took the Spokane Valley team about 5 minutes to affect a rescue of the swimmers using kayaks. The Spokane team was returned to service prior to arriving on scene.

The swimmers were a mother and her teenage daughter. They swan out to the rock then realized that they were too cold and worried they would not be able to swim back through the strong current to get back to shore. They then had a passerby on the Centennial Trail call 911. Neither swimmer was injured and were released once they arrived safely on shore.

The Spokane River is still very high, cold and fast. The currents in the river can fool even the most experienced swimmers. In this case the swimmers did not realize how fast the water was until they were caught up in it. Please don't swim in the river until it slows down and warms up.

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