UPDATE: Recovery along Spokane River halted due to dangerous conditions
SPOKANE, Wash. — Every effort was made by Spokane Fire to find the woman who jumped off the Monroe Street bridge Tuesday morning.
At first, there was hope she was alive, but then it quickly turned in to a recovery mission.
Thirty-five members of Spokane Fire, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Spokane Valley Fire and water rescue teams worked on multiple boat launches, and scattered for miles along the Spokane River searching for any signs of the woman.
“The water flow is very high, which makes everything more dangerous,” said Mike Thompson, Spokane Fire Battalion Chief. “Typically a summer flow, we might be able to use our water craft and go down through the Bowl and Pitcher and some of the state park area. This water flow, it’s not safe.”
Thompson says visibility in the water was low and that it was moving incredibly fast.
They’ll continue to deploy units to the area until they are able to recover the body.
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