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Woman pulled out of Spokane River

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Woman pulled out of Spokane River

A woman was pulled out of the Spokane River near Mirabeau Park. She was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Firefighters were called to the Spokane River near the Spokane Valley Mall around 2PM.

While firefighters responded and launched rescue boats, Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies went to Mirabeau Park.

Deputies found the woman floating in the river. They quickly asked for the help of people canoeing nearby. Eventually those people were able to pull the woman to shore.

At that time, she did not have a pulse so the two deputies started CPR. Soon after, paramedics and firefighters arrived and continued CPR.

Once her heart started beating again -- crews gave her oxygen and carried her up the hill.

The woman was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center in critical condition.

Investigators are still trying to determine how the woman ended up unconscious in the water.

Witnesses say she and her husband were hanging out along the riverbank. Her husband was the one who called 911.

Deputies haven't identified her yet.

They say she was not wearing a life jacket, and want to emphasize that if she was, she probably would have been able to get to the shore herself and walk away.