Two boaters, dog rescued in Sandpoint after canoe capsizes

Two boaters, dog rescued in Sandpoint after canoe capsizes

Two boaters, dog rescued in Sandpoint after canoe capsizes

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 30 at 12:15 PM

SANDPOINT -- Authorities rescued two people and a dog from Lake Pend Oreille after their canoe capsized.

Bonner County Sheriff's Lt. Ror Lakewold says a third person managed to swim to shore while the two others clung to U.S. Highway 95 bridge pilings.

Lakewold says a cyclist saw or heard the boaters Sunday afternoon and called police.

Authorities say high winds caused the canoe to capsize. The boaters, who were not identified, were wearing life jackets.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports they were checked for hypothermia at a hospital and later released.

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