Man pulled from Spokane River embankment - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man pulled from Spokane River embankment

SPOKANE, Wa. - One man is safe after being rescued by the Spokane Fire Department Technical Rescue Team following a fall onto a ledge above the Spokane River near the Post Street Bridge.  Emergency crews were able to reach the man by lowering a rope to him. When it was clear that the man had only suffered minor injuries rescuers lowered a ladder down the slope allowing the victim to climb up the embankment.

The man was transported to the hospital to be evaluated. Authorities tell KHQ that the man appeared intoxicated that alcohol may have been a factor in the fall.  A witness also reported seeing the man stumbling down the street shortly before he fell.

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