water rescue

Woman dead in upside down car in Spokane River

On December 12 around 8:40 a.m., a caller reported seeing a vehicle in the Spokane River, on the south side, between Flora Road and Long Road.  The caller said that no one was near the vehicle.

Spokane fire crews emphasize importance of water safety

Fresh off of a water rescue Monday, Spokane fire crews are voicing their concerns about the Spokane River and the danger it presents to the public. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the river is running fast, high and cold and is not safe for recreation.