UPDATE: Search & Rescue Crews Still Looking For Missing Man On Lake CDA
UPDATE: Crews are still searching for the body of 24-year-old Riley Odwire. We're awaiting new developments, as soon as we get them we'll post them for you here on KHQ.Com.
UPDATE: The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department has identified the man missing and presumed drowned in Lake Coeur d'Alene. Sheriff's Major Ben Wolfinger told Dave Cotton live on KHQ.com's Noon NewsBreak that 24-year-old Riley Odwire, originally from Fernwood, Idaho, but more recently of Coeur d'Alene, is the person missing.
According to Maj. Wolfinger, the victim's friend said at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Odwire was on the back end of a pontoon boat when he fell overboard into water in the Carlin Bay/Crescent Bay area that ranges in depth from 115 to 180 feet deep.
Today deputies from the Recreation Safety Section of the Sheriff's Department are checking shorelines in the search area and preparing for the sonar search that will begin Thursday, weather permitting.
The sheriff's department is considering Odwire, missing, and presumed drowned at this time. It is believed that alcohol played a role in his disappearance.
KHQ Local News reporter Alex Rozier will have a complete report on KHQ Local News at 5.
KHQ.COM - Search and rescue teams are searching the area between Carlin and Crescent bays on Lake Coeur d'Alene for a 24-year-old male who reportedly fell overboard from a boat at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Crews from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office dive team, Kootenai County Fire and Rescue, Eastside Fire and Worley Ambulance were in the area searching both in the water and on shore, said Sheriff's Maj. Ben Wolfinger.
"We're treating it as a drowning, looking for the guy," Wolfinger said. "We don't know if he swam ashore or if he drowned in the lake."
The search was called off at 11 p.m. Tuesday and was scheduled to resume Wed. morning.
Wolfinger said the male was with a friend who reported the incident. Further information about the two men wasn't available late Tuesday.
The search on the lake was focusing in the channel part near the middle, Wolfinger said.
The reporting party first said he thought he was near Gotham Bay, but first responders eventually found the reporting party near the center of the lake.
Authorities believe that alcohol was involved.
We'll keep you posted on developments on KHQ, on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, and here on KHQ.com.
KOOTENAI COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE TUESDAY PM:
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a person who reportedly fell off of a boat in Coeur d'Alene Lake between Carlin Bay and Crescent Bay.
Deputies were notified about 8:40 p.m. by a male who told them that his friend, an adult male, had fallen off of his boat. The reporting party first reported that he thought he was near Gotham Bay, but first responders eventually found the reporting party near the center of the lake between the Carlin and Crescent Bays.
Deputies from the Recreational Safety Section of the Sheriff's Department as well as Sheriff's Dive Team Members have been searching the area since their arrival about 45 minutes after the initial call.
More information will be released once it becomes available.
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