Spokane woman rescued after being trapped in O’Sullivan Reservoir
GRANT CO., Wash. — A 52-year-old Spokane woman was trapped and treading water in the O’Sullivan Reservoir for three hours on Saturday night.
The woman was clinging to a gas can before help arrived.
Grant County Sheriff’s Office sent boats, a drone, and the crew from Fire District 5 to search for her. They found her alive around 10:45 p.m., and transported her to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She suffered from hypothermia and inhalation of gasoline fumes.
She was on a vessel with her 40-year-old companion when it sunk unexpectedly around 8 p.m. Her companion was able to put on a life vest and swim to safety along State Route 262.
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