Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
News >  Spokane

Three people presumed drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene boat crash

From staff reports

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.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox

Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.