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Passing boaters unable to revive Spokane man who drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

FILE - Fishermen make their way back to the boat launch after a morning of fishing near Higgins Point in Coeur d'Alene on Monday, September 18, 2006. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
FILE - Fishermen make their way back to the boat launch after a morning of fishing near Higgins Point in Coeur d'Alene on Monday, September 18, 2006. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

A Spokane man drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene on Monday afternoon despite lifesaving efforts by passing boaters.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Peter Readicker, 35.

An initial investigation indicates that Readicker and another man had been working on a float house on a remote portion of the lake when Readicker “had difficulty in the water and went under the surface for a brief time,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The other man pulled Readicker to shore and flagged down a passing boat, which brought Readicker to Higgins Point, a dock near the eastern tip of the lake, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies and medical personnel from the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department arrived at the dock at about 4 p.m. to find bystanders attempting to revive Readicker. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office said there was no immediate indication of foul play. The agency’s marine division is continuing an investigation.


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