Three people presumed drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene boat crash
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has identified three people who are missing and presumed drowned following a two-boat collision on Lake Coeur d’Alene Saturday night.
Justin M. Luhr, 34, of Medical Lake, and his two passengers, Justin T. Honken, 21, of Post Falls, and Caitlin A. Breeze, 21, of Spokane were on a 1989 Formula 223LS that was either stationary or moving northbound on Lake Coeur d’Alene, near Threemile Point, when at about 9:15 p.m. it was hit by a 2011 Mastercraft X25 motorboat carrying five passengers, a Sheriff’s Office news release said.
All five passengers on the Mastercraft were transported to Kootenai Health for non-life-threatening injuries and have been released, the statement said.
The sheriff’s marine unit searched the lake surface Saturday night and Sunday without success and will now focus on the lake’s bottom, which is around 120 feet deep in the area where the crash occurred, the release said.
Deputies are still investigating the cause of the crash.
Anyone with information relating to the investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Recreation Safety Section at (208) 446-2250.
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