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Man Rescued From Spokane River By Quick Thinking Police Officer

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SPOKANE, Wash.- Monday morning police and fire crews responded to a man in distress in the Spokane river. Police say Gonzaga students spotted the man east of the Division Street Bridge.

When senior Patrol Officer Bruce Palmer arrived responders say he ran to a nearby hotel pool to grab a life ring and a rope. He ran back and threw the ring and rope into the water for the man to grab onto. The man in the river was able to grab them and hold on until more responders arrived and threw him ropes from shore.

Firefighters don't know how he got in the river, but say he was wearing a backpack which led them to believe he did not jump in on purpose. Responders say the man did not suffer any apparent injuries but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus is working on this story and you can hear from the police officer who saved the man tonight on KHQ Local News at 5pm.


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