Body of drowned man recovered near Corbin Park in Post
Falls in second apparent drowning this weekend
Sun., June 28, 2020
By Kip Hill, Spokane Spokesman Review
The body of a Hauser Lake man who fell into the Spokane
River in Corbin Park while kayaking Saturday evening was found Sunday morning,
the second drowning at the Post Falls park in as many days, according to the
Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. The 61-year-old man, who was not identified
by authorities, fell into the river after launching a kayak holding two life
jacket-wearing children around 4:45 p.m., according to a news release. The
kayak hit some rapids and all three occupants were sent overboard. The children
reached short. The man, who was not wearing a life jacket, didn’t. A dive team
was unable to find the man after four hours of searching Saturday evening.
Authorities reported recovering the man’s body around 10:15 a.m. Sunday.