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UPDATE: Three people are presumed drowned after crash on Coeur d'Alene Lake

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

UPDATE: Monday 11:20 a.m.

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office now says three people went missing following a boating collision on Lake Coeur d'Alene Saturday night, and they now believe all three drowned. 

The crash happened Saturday night when a 2011 Mastercraft heading south near Threemile Point crashed into a 1989 Formula 223LS  that the Sheriff's Department says was either stationary or northbound at the time. Five adults on the Mastercraft were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. They were released. 

The Sheriff's Department says all three adults aboard the Formula boat are missing and presumed drowned. They have been identified as Justin M. Luhr 34 years old of Medical Lake, Washington and his two passengers, Justin T. Honken, 21 years old of Post Falls, Idaho and Caitlin A. Breeze, 21 years old of Spokane, Washington.

The Sheriff's Department says they searched for the missing Saturday night and Sunday without success. They are now searching the bottom of the lake. They are asking boaters to avoid Stevens Point and Swede Bay near Threemile Point as they search Monday. 

The crash is still under investigation and it is unclear if the operator of the Mastercraft vessel will face charges. 

If anyone has information relating to this investigation, they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Recreation Safety Section at (208)446-2250.

Previous Coverage:

Update: Kootenai Co. Sheriff's Office told KHQ Sunday afternoon that they are looking two missing boaters after last night's boat crash on Lake Coeur d'Alene. 

Previous coverage: Late Saturday evening, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash between two boats on Lake Coeur d’Alene in the area of Stevens and Arrow Point.

The Sheriff's Office says they believe one boat was going south when it hit another boat, which was stationary in the water. They say multiple people were taken to Kootenai Health to be treated for their injuries.

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