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Spokane man missing after swimming at Palouse Falls

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a man from Spokane who went swimming at Palouse Falls Saturday evening got pulled into deeper water and did not surface.

Deputies, fire crews, Columbia Basin Dive Rescue teams and Washington State Park Rangers responded to a call of a person who had gone into the water under Palouse Falls and had not surfaced around 5:30 p.m. 

Witnesses reported three men in their early 20s decided to go swimming in the pool underneath the water fall. Two men got sucked into deeper water because of the strong current, and only one was able to surface again. 

The two swimmers that made it back to shore were evaluated on scene by medical staff and were not injured. 

Franklin County deputies say the third swimmer who has not been located is a 23-year-old man from the Spokane area.

Additional details were not immediately available Sunday morning.

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