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No charges in drowning death of Coeur d’Alene teen

No criminal charges will be filed in the drowning death of 16-year-old Reginald J. Nault on Lake Coeur d’Alene last year, the Boundary County prosecutor said Friday.

Nault, a Coeur d’Alene High School student and baseball player, was on a boat with two other teens on July 21, 2015. He either fell or jumped overboard while the boat was going faster than 50 mph and drowned. His body was recovered on Aug. 3, 2015.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office investigated and the case was referred to Boundary County to avoid any conflict of interest.

Prosecutor Jack Douglas said he spoke to investigators and Nault’s family and also visited the scene before making his determination.

“This accident was and remains a horrible tragedy,” Douglas said in a statement. “Clearly, it has affected the families involved, and the community at large, in a profound way.”

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