Fishing Wenatchee River? Watch Out For Medical Supplies, Needles!
A bizarre accident has prompted authorities to issue a heads up to area citizens near the Wenatchee River, of those who use it.
Saturday, a large delivery truck loaded with medical supplies crashed into a guardrail on Highway 97, and it ended up in Peshastin Creek. Most of it's load spilled into the water. That creek empties into the Wenatchee River.
According to mynorthwest.com and KPQ-Radio, the State Patrol is advising people who are going to be in the river recreating, or live nearby, to keep an eye out for floating debris. It's not expected to cause any environmental issues, but authorities say many of the supplies include syringes, which if opened, could injure someone.
Eventually, the supplies that are not located or fished out of the water will wind up in the Columbia, but officials are not sure now long that will take.
They say supplies close to shore would be exposed if the water recedes, which is expected after spring runoff.