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A special Facebook page has been set up for Jansen. >>>Click here to leave a message on the page

UPDATE: There will be a memorial at Central Valley this Saturday at 11:30am for CVHS graduate Jansen Badinger. Everyone is encouraged to attend. On Wednesday we met with Jansen Badinger's girlfriend. She says that Jansen suffered an asthma attack in the water.

UPDATE: Friends and family are saddened and heartbroken by the death of 18-year-old Jansen Badinger. Badinger died on Tuesday afternoon after drowning in the Spokane River.

Badinger graduated from Central Valley High School just last month. He was voted the most likely to "bleed blue," in recognition of his school spirit and support of fellow students. On Tuesday night a vigil was held at Central Valley High to remember him.

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SPOKANE‎ VALLEY, Wash. - An 18-year-old has drowned in the Spokane River. It happened on Tuesday afternoon just west of Sullivan in Spokane Valley.

Authorities tell KHQ that the teen was swimming with his girlfriend before he drowned. They were not wearing life jackets.

Bystanders pulled the man out of the water and administered CPR until medics arrived but he could not be revived.

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Crews had a challenge getting to the scene because of the terrain.

 

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