Train derailed in northern Idaho, sending engine and crew into river

BONNERS FERRY — A train derailed, and the front engine plunged into the Kootenai River Wednesday night.

Three locomotives — including the one that ended up in the river — and six railcars went off the tracks around 8:45 p.m.

Two train workers had to be rescued.

“The scene was only able to (be) accessed by water, and once the sheriff’s marine boat was able to access the scene, the crew members were able to be safely retrieved from the top of the train and have been escorted to the nearby medical personnel,” a Boundary County Sheriff’s Office news release states.

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