Deceased Male Found in Overturn Kayak on Long Lake
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit and Dive Team members responded to Long Lake early this morning and recovered an overturned kayak with a deceased male still inside.
On June 30, 2018, at approximately 5:15 a.m., an overturned kayak with a person still inside was reported on Long Lake in the area of the Nine Mile Boat Launch.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies, Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Unit, Sheriff’s Dive Team, Spokane County Fire District 9 and Spokane City Fire personnel responded to the scene to assist.
The kayak and deceased adult male occupant were recovered. Preliminary information at the scene shows the decedent was not wearing a life jacket and the kayak appeared to be overloaded.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the male at a later date, when appropriate.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Deputies would like to remind everyone who plans to be enjoying our lakes and rivers to please wear a life jacket or have one readily accessible and to be aware of your boat’s and your own capabilities and limitations.