Spokane: 1 kayaker rescued, 2 others reach shore

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane Fire Department spokesman says one kayaker has been rescued from the Spokane River while two others reached shore on their own.

The Spokesman-Review reports that Battalion Chief Steve Sabo says the three were traveling together Tuesday evening when one kayak flipped. Sabo says the man in that kayak was able to grab some weeds offshore and rescue crews quickly pulled him from the river.

The second kayaker was able to reach shore near the Sandifur Bridge while the third drifted downstream before he could get to shore.

All three were wearing life jackets and appeared unhurt.