UPDATE: Boating Accident Kills One Person On Sprague Lake
SPRAGUE, Wash. (AP) - The Lincoln County sheriff says a man is dead and a woman has been taken to a hospital after a boating accident on Sprague Lake about 35 miles west of Spokane.
Sheriff Wade Magers said the two were in a boat that apparently capsized about 3 p.m.
Tuesday. Witnesses reported that both people began swimming to shore.
Magers says the man and woman had washed ashore by the time rescuers arrived. The woman was alive but the man was dead. Neither was immediately identified and the woman's condition was not available.
Weather on the lake included whitecaps and 20 mph winds.
Magers says according to initial reports, a hang glider spotted the boaters in trouble and contacted a resident, who dialed 911.
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SPRAGUE LAKE, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has confirmed with KHQ that one person died following a boating accident on Sprague Lake.
The Sheriff's office says that about 3:00pm Tuesday afternoon they responded to a report of two people who had washed ashore at Sprague Lake. Once they arrived they found a man and a woman on the shore. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to Sacred Heart in Spokane and her condition is unknown at this time. Neither person has been identified.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Right now, preliminary information is that the two people became dislodged from their power boat and ended up in the water. The boat as not been located yet. It is unknown if the two people were wearing life jackets.
This story is developing and as soon as we get any additional information we will be sure to update this story.
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