Canoeist drowns in fast-moving Priest...

Canoeist drowns in fast-moving Priest River

There are 4 comments on the KXLY-TV Spokane story from Jul 6, 2008, titled Canoeist drowns in fast-moving Priest River. In it, KXLY-TV Spokane reports that:

A man drowned on Saturday when he fell out of a canoe on a fast-moving stretch of the Priest River.

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Loyalton, CA

#1 Jul 6, 2008
I heard that 12 people drowned on Sat the 5th in the Priest River. Can anyone add to this claim? I was on the river that day, so I'm curious.

Spokane, WA

#2 Jul 6, 2008
One person drowned. 10 people were seen toppling from their rafts or whatever they were on.

Hurleyville, NY

#3 Jul 7, 2008
i was one of those 12 people who were rafting that day and when we came to the Rapids the canoe fliped and we all saw it and then everyone got to the shore and only the person in the canoe drowned no one else

Spokane, WA

#4 Jan 11, 2009
I am putting together a trip for this summer on the Priest River. What section did this incident occur? Can anyone direct me to a good sourse for more info on the river?

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