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65YO Seattle man drowns at Twin Lakes

At around 12:57 p.m. Friday, Kootenai County sheriff's deputies and Kootenai County Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the Lower Twin Lake for the report of a person in the water calling for help and possibly drowning near a boat. Donald A. Greene, 65,of Seattle, had jumped into the water from a vessel.  After a few minutes, Greene called for help and then slipped below the surface. A relative on the boat and others from shore tried unsuccessfully to locate Greene. KCSO divers, with help from the KCFR Fire Boat tried to locate the victim. Rescue attempts were hampered by poor visibility and heavy vegetation in the water.  At 5:57 p.m., divers located Greene's body in approximately 19 feet of water.  Greene was pronounced dead at the scene.   The victim was not wearing a life jacket. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the drowning. The investigation is ongoing at this time as to the cause of this incident. 

Note: Donald Greene's name was incorrect in an earlier version of this post. 

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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