Landslide triggers tsunami along Columbia River

Landslide triggers tsunami along Columbia River
PORCUPINE BAY, Wash. -- A landslide struck the Blue Creek Campground along the banks of the Columbia River Tuesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami which wiped out some docks at the Porcupine Bay Campground on the other side of the river.

The landslide was first reported at around 1:30 pm on the north side of the Spokane River near the Blue Creek Campground located on Spokane Tribal lands.

Along with the damage to the Blue Creek Campground the docks at the Porcupine Bay Campground on the opposite side of the river from the slide were completely torn off.

A search is being conducted for anyone who may have been trapped by the landslide. So far, no one has been pulled from the debris, and authorities in the area report there are no reports of any injuries.

The Spokane Tribal Police are in charge of the incident, and they are being assisted by crews from Stevens County, Lincoln County, and the National Park Service. The command post has been set up at the Blue Creek Campground.

KXLY-TV in Spokane contributed to this report.