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Body of Newman Lake boater identified

From staff reports

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man whose body was found in Newman Lake on Tuesday, the day after his boat overturned. He was Dillon J. Reddington, 19.

Reddington’s body was pulled from the lake after a daylong search by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies. He had been fishing with a friend Monday night near the Newman Lake Resort, his family said in a letter. Their 8-foot aluminum boat capsized when Reddington stood up and lost his footing, the family said.

Reddington couldn’t swim. His friend tried to save him before swimming to shore and calling 911. Neither was wearing a life vest, according to the sheriff’s office.

Reddington’s family requested donations be made to a memorial fund at Inland Northwest Bank, account No. 43049576. They said the money likely will be donated to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service or to a local motocross track.

The letter states, “Those who knew Dillon best are aware of how much he loved both animals and motorcycles.”

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