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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS REPORTS OF OVERTURNED KAYAKS IN THE SPOKANE RIVER.


05/07/21
               

For Immediate Release:

May 7, 2021

Contact:

Craig Warzon

SVFD PIO Officer

warzonc@spokanevalleyfire.com

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS REPORTS OF OVERTURNED KAYAKS IN THE SPOKANE RIVER.

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The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a report of two overturned kayaks in the Spokane River around 11:55 this morning.

Eyewitness reports stated that two people were seen on the kayaks, and then fell off near the Denny Ashlock Bridge. The kayaks were seen floating upside down without any passengers nearby.

SVFD with assistance from the Spokane Fire Department, performed a thorough search for the kayakers. Crews found were the kayakers appeared to have left the river, along with their life jackets left on the shore.

One boat was found and transported to SVFD’s fire station in Millwood. The other boat appeared to have been retrieved by the kayakers.

Photos of the incident can be found on the SVFD Facebook Page.

SVFD would like to remind residents that the Spokane River is running fast and high. Always make sure to wear a life jacket when recreating on the water.

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About Spokane Valley Fire Department
Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) serves a population of 125,000, including the cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood, as well as surrounding unincorporated areas within the 75-square miles of Spokane County Fire District 1. In 2020, SVFD firefighter crews, including its paramedics and EMTs, responded to more than 18,700 emergency calls.

Established eighty years ago in 1940, SVFD is committed to pursuing excellence and is distinguished as an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and by fire district’s ISO Class 2 rating from the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau.

Connect with SVFD at: spokanevalleyfire.com. For department news, safety information, and timely updates, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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