Body found in Lake Coeur d’Alene

SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 2009, 12:08 P.M.

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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