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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Kootenai County Dive and Sonar Teams Looking for Drowning Victim

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***Update to drowning victim search***

The search for the drowning victim will continue this morning with the Side Scan Sonar Team.  We ask that boaters avoid the area in front of City Beach all the way to NIC Beach.  

Again, if anyone witnessed the incident they are asked to contact the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office at 208-446-1300.  

At this time the name of the victim is being withheld until next of kin can be contacted.

Kootenai County Dive and Sonar Teams looking for drowning victim 

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho:  On August 22nd 2021 at around 3:15 pm, the Kootenai County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from an occupant on a boat off of city beach on Lake Coeur d’Alene advising that someone was missing in the water.   Members from the Kootenai County Dive Rescue Team and the Sonar Team and Marine Patrols, as well as Coeur d’Alene Police Department and CDA Fire and Rescue responded to the location and began searching from the individual, who was described as a 40s year old male with a red shirt and sandals.

As of this release the male has not been located.  The search teams are still in the area searching.  If anyone witnessed the drowning they are asked to contact the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office at 208-446-1300.

More information will be released as information becomes available.   

Sheriff Robert B. Norris
By: Lt. Ryan Higgins

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