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Local teen drowns in Spokane River

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A 17-year-old Spokane boy is dead after drowning in the Spokane River Thursday night. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and  multiple agencies responded to a reported drowning in the Black Bay area of the Spokane River around 10:16 pm.

Witnesses said several teenagers were swimming in the river, and that the 17-year-old yelled that he could not swim any more. Witnesses told Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies they saw the teenager go underwater and he did not come back up.

Divers arrived and pulled the unresponsive boy out of the river. Medics tried to revive him, and took him to Kootenai Health where he was later pronounced dead.

Deputies said they're still investigating the case.

His family has set up a memorial fund through Wells Fargo Bank. Donations can be made at any branch with Wells Fargo under Trey D. Daley Memorial Fund. Let friends and family know about this fund.


FULL RELEASE from Kootenai County Sheriff's Office:

On July 10, 2014 at approximately 10:16 pm, units from Post Falls PD, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Kootenai Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the area of Black Bay on the Spokane River in reference to a reported drowning. 

The reporting party advised several teenagers were swimming in the river and advised one of them called out that he could not swim any more. The 17 year old male from the Spokane area was observed slipping beneath the water and did not come back up. 

Divers from KCSO arrived on scene and quickly located the male approximately 100 ft. from shore and under 10 ft. of water. Resuscitation efforts were started immediately by medical personnel on scene. The male was then transported to Kootenai Health and later pronounced deceased. 

An investigation is currently underway and further information will be released at a later time. 

The name of the victim is being withheld until family notifications are made. 
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