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Kootenai County Marine Patrols will continue to search for a missing Shoshone County resident believed to have drowned on the CDA River near Kilarney Lake. The male has been identified as Kevin L. Walker, a 45 year old male from Kellogg, Idaho. Walker jumped into the river and believed to have drowned. The Kootenai County Sonar and Dive Teams searched the area were Walker was last seen but were un-successful in their search. Marine Deputies will patrol the CDA River throughout the day searching for the male and contacting any witnesses that may have seen the incident.
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public that if you have information about this incident to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 208-446-1300
Man Missing In Coeur d’ Alene River
Near Rose Lake, Idaho: On July 10th at approximately 4:10 pm, KCSO Deputies and Dive Rescue, along with Shoshone Fire Rescue, Harrison QRU, East Side Fire, were dispatched to the area of Hwy 3 and Kilarney Lake Rd. in reference to a reported missing man who was swimming in the Coeur d’ alene River.
Upon arrival, a woman reported she and the male were boating on the river, when at some point the keys to the boat ended up in the water. Both the woman and male entered the river to retrieve the keys. The woman reported that at one point, the man, who was not wearing a life jacket, started calling out for help. The woman, who had made it to shore and was wearing a lifejacket, attempted to throw it to the man, but he ended up disappearing beneath the water. Dive Team members attempted for over an hour to locate the man, but were unsuccessful. Several hours later, Deputies from the KCSO Side Scan Sonar Team responded to the scene, and at the time of this release, are still there attempting to locate the man.
Be advised, that at some points today during the search, portions of the CDA River from Rose Lake to the Hwy 3 Bridge south of Kilarney Lake Rd may be closed to boating traffic. The investigation is ongoing, and the names of those involved have not been released pending notification of next of kin.
Sheriff Robert B. Norris By: Lt. W.H. Klinkefus