No sign of Fairchild airman lost in Spokane River

  • Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 2:49pm
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Associated Press

SPOKANE — The Spokane County sheriff’s office marine unit continues to search the Spokane River in difficult conditions today for a Fairchild Air Force Base airman missing since Saturday on a canoe trip.

Deputy Craig Chamberlin says the river is running fast and full. The water temperature is 37 degrees.

Chamberlin says searchers don’t know why 26-year-old James-Ramse-Lassiter went out in dangerous waters without a life jacket.

His canoe was sighted Saturday by people on a nearby trail, but it hasn’t been found.

The missing man’s truck was located Monday, parked at the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park.