Wheelchair-bound man drowns in Sprague Lake - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wheelchair-bound man drowns in Sprague Lake

SPRAGUE, Wash. - Two men killed after their boat capsized on Sprague Lake on Friday have been identified. The two are 53-year-old Virgil Phillips and 72-year-old James Kindlespire. Authorities says the boat they were in capsized when one of the men tried to catch a fish and overturned the boat in the process.

Adams county officials say Kindlespire was wheelchair bound which complicated the issue even more. There were floatation devices on board but neither of the men were wearing them. The boat recovered was a 10-foot long fiberglass boat.

On Monday it still wasn't clear when funeral services for the men will be held.

With the weather warming up people are likely to start taking their boats on the lake. We want to remind you that you can be ticketed if you don't have a decal saying you've passed an inspection. Over the weekend officials were out inspecting boats in Medical Lake hoping to ensure each boat and boater is prepared and making sure that life jackets are on board.

 

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