SPOKANE, Wash. – Rescue crews recovered a body from the Spokane River Monday night.
Officials they received a report that a person fell into the river from the footbridge at Canada Island, now known as snxʷ meneʔ, around 4:20 p.m. Spokane Police and the Spokane Fire Department responded to the area to conduct a rescue. Spokane Fire Department boats and divers were used for the rescue efforts along with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Helicopters.
The body was later spotted in the river near Spokane Falls Community College and crews are working to recover the body.
Spokane Major Crimes is investigating. The cause for the person ending up in the water is still under investigation.