An Avista power crew member is in the hospital after falling into the Columbia River.

On Tuesday afternoon between 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., an Avista Power crew was working on the Hanford site where power lines stretch from Hanford to Franklin County in the Mattawa area across the Columbia River.
The worker tending to the non-electrified lines fell into the river and is recovering in the hospital after being fetched by rescue workers from the Columbia.
The investigation continues as to why the worker fell into the drink.

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