- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A man was pulled to safety from the Spokane River at the base of the Upper Falls.

The Spokesman Review reports (https://bit.ly/1PphCxa ) that 21 firefighters responded Thursday morning with kayaks, climbing ropes and medical vehicles.

Battalion Chief Craig Cornelius says they received a call about someone swimming between the river’s two major falls. It took about 45 minutes to pull the man out of the water. Reports suggest he was not injured.

Firefighters lowered ropes from Canada Island, where the man was clinging to rocks, and pulled him up.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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