Reminder: Area Rivers Are Still Running Fast, Cold - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Reminder: Area Rivers Are Still Running Fast, Cold

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – Several people had to be rescued from the Little Spokane River Friday afternoon after the swift water overcame them.

Firefighters tell KHQ that two mothers were floating the river in inner tubes with several children and a dog.  The dog fell into the water. One of the women jumped in after the dog, leaving the kids in the tube. The swift water soon got the better of them and a rescue was called out.

Everyone was safely pulled from the river.

Firefighters would like to remind everyone that even though the sun is out and the temperatures are warmer, area rivers are still running very quickly and very cold.

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