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Spokane AMR honors EMT killed before a climb

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After work on Friday, EMT and avid outdoorsman Andrew Bower went to Dishman Mica Hills in Spokane Valley to climb and to replace climbing anchors to make other climbers safer. After work on Friday, EMT and avid outdoorsman Andrew Bower went to Dishman Mica Hills in Spokane Valley to climb and to replace climbing anchors to make other climbers safer.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

After work on Friday, EMT and avid outdoorsman Andrew Bower went to Dishman Mica Hills in Spokane Valley to climb and to replace climbing anchors to make other climbers safer.

While he was there, he slipped on a patch of moss, and fell 60 feet to his death.

"He was very good at his job, I trained him," remembered Bower's supervisor, Haley Karnitz, at Spokane AMR.

Bower's partner, Ander Bishop said, "He  [Andrew] knew how to do his job better than any partner I ever had."

Bower spent his days saving the lives of people he didn't know.

"He's an exceptional example of what we do," said Karnitz. "The day he suffered his fatal fall, he was trying to help other people."  

And for those he did know, he made them smile.  

 "Andrew was an awesome guy," said Bishop.

His spirit of service so strong, it will surely be missed in Spokane. 

"What we do is extraordinary, and Andrew proved that coming into work every single day," added Karnitz. 

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