Injured man mistaken for gunshot victim

Police respond to Saturday night report on Main

— A Saturday night report of a man with a gunshot wound to the head turned out to be a man who hit his head and then collapsed on a downtown street.

Omak Police Department, the fire department and LifeLine Ambulance were called just before 10:30 p.m. to Main Street and Central Avenue.

They found the man, 48-year-old David Zacherle of Omak.

Police Chief Larry Schreckengast said the man apparently had been on the riverbank under the Central Avenue bridge when he fell and hit his head on a rock.

The man apparently climbed to street level, and someone saw him and thought he’d been shot, Schreckengast said.

He apparently was not seriously injured.

The call came in at 10:24 p.m.


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