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Two people rescued in dual drowning on Coeur d'Alene River

60-year-old woman and a 11-year-old child rescued from Coeur d'Alene River. One life flighted to Kootenai County hospital.

SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho — A dual drowning was reported along the Coeur d'Alene river this afternoon. The two floaters, a 60-year-old woman and 12-year-old man, were near mile-post 16 when they got caught up by a downed tree and were pulled underwater due to strong currents. 

Both people were quickly rescued by passerby's. The woman was found unconscious, not breathing and not wearing any safety equipment. A witness began CPR and the victim regained consciousness and was transported via life flight to Kootenai hospital for precautions. 

Shoshone County Deputies on scene reported that the river is very high and cold, with temperatures around 46 degrees. Deputies also mentioned that if it wasn't for the quick actions of witnesses, the outcome could have been much different.

This is a developing story, it will be updated as more information comes in. 

 

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