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Boy pulled from bottom of Spirit Lake

Wed., July 11, 2012, 7:12 p.m.

A 15-year-old boy was pulled from the bottom of Spirit Lake and flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center this afternoon.

The boy was under 7 to 8 feet of water when a Kootenai County deputy dove into the lake to retrieve him. The initial emergency call came in around 4:40 p.m. when a person saw another boy calling for help in the Mill Pond area of the lake.

People on a private boat were able to reach the 16-year-old boy, who said the other boy was under the water.

People on the road flagged down the deputy, who reached to scene on a private boat.

The deputy brought the 15-year-old to a Spirit Lake Fire District boat, where firefighters started CPR.

The 16-year-old was taken to Kootenai Medical Center.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department said the boys’ conditions are unknown.


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