The body of Post Falls resident Robert J. Meadows was recovered from Lake Coeur d’Alene near Arrow Point at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Meadows, 49, had been missing since July 6 when he was presumed to have drowned.
Initial reports said Meadows was out boating with another man when he jumped in the water. He refused a life jacket and an offer of assistance before going under and not coming back up, according to a press release from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office has been using side scan sonar and a cadaver dog to search for Meadows, who was found in about 137 feet of water a few hundred yards west of Arrow Point. Due to the depth of the water, the department used a submersible Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) to help recover the body.
The investigation is continuing and an autopsy will be performed.
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