Body of missing fisherman recovered in Fernan Lake - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Body of missing fisherman recovered in Fernan Lake

Posted: Updated:
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

UPDATE: Oct. 6, 2017 5:30 p.m.

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has been searching daily for Jesse A. Bishop who went missing on Fernan Lake early Tuesday morning using the Dive Rescue Team, the Sonar Team, and Cadaver Search Dogs from the KCSO Volunteer Search and Rescue Team.

At about 4:15 p.m. the KCOS Sonar Team, with the assistance of the search dogs, located Bishop's body in about 5 to 7 feet of water. The Dive and Rescue team responded to the location and recovered him from the bottom of the lake. 

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the actual cause of death. 

The investigation is active and more information will be released when available. 

_____________________________________________

UPDATE Oct. 3, 2:30 p.m.: 

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has identified the missing fisherman as 60-year-old Jesse A. Bishop of Airway Heights. 

Deputies say Bishop and 19-year-old Nathaniel C. Storch went into Fernan Lake when their boat capsized early Tuesday morning. Storch was wearing a life jacket and was able to swim to shore. Deputies say Bishop was not wearing a life jacket and is still missing. 

The Sheriff's Office say the search for Bishop continues, however weeds in the area are slowing down the operation. 

We'll update you as soon as additional information is released. 

Previous Coverage: 

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Deputies say a water rescue in Fernan Lake has turned to a body recovery Tuesday morning after a boat capsized.

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says they received a call from a fisherman about a drowning at the east end of Fernan Lake just after 5:00 a.m. Tuesday. 

The Sheriff's Office says two people were on an aluminum boat transporting gear from the East Fernan boat launch to some land on the south side of the lake. While crossing the lake, the boat capsized and both people went into the water. 

One of the occupants was able to swim to shore, but the second boater is still missing and the Kootenai County Dive Rescue Team responded to search. 

Spokane County Air 1 was also called in to help with the search. 

The second boater is still missing and an active search is underway. 

Names have not been released, but we will update this story as soon as we confirm additional details. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man in custody after stabbing eight-year-old boy in Spokane Valley

    Man in custody after stabbing eight-year-old boy in Spokane Valley

    Sunday, November 18 2018 12:06 AM EST2018-11-18 05:06:41 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 30-year-old male is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing an eight-year-old boy at a HiCo store in Spokane Valley Saturday night. Around 4:30 p.m, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a call of two males fighting along with the reported stabbing. 

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 30-year-old male is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing an eight-year-old boy at a HiCo store in Spokane Valley Saturday night. Around 4:30 p.m, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a call of two males fighting along with the reported stabbing. 

    >>
  • Body discovered near where Spokane man went missing from 49ers game

    Body discovered near where Spokane man went missing from 49ers game

    Sunday, November 18 2018 12:40 PM EST2018-11-18 17:40:52 GMT

    Almost a week after 32-year-old Ian Powers of Spokane went missing after a San Francisco 49ers game, Santa Clara police receive reports that a man’s body was discovered nearby. 

    >>

    Almost a week after 32-year-old Ian Powers of Spokane went missing after a San Francisco 49ers game, Santa Clara police receive reports that a man’s body was discovered nearby. 

    >>
  • Three Montana deer test positive for brain wasting disease

    Three Montana deer test positive for brain wasting disease

    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:12 PM EST2018-11-17 21:12:49 GMT

    Montana wildlife officials say three deer in Blaine County have tested positive for a brain wasting disease. The Great Falls Tribune reports that the deer found to have chronic wasting disease were all harvested within a priority surveillance area. 

    >>

    Montana wildlife officials say three deer in Blaine County have tested positive for a brain wasting disease. The Great Falls Tribune reports that the deer found to have chronic wasting disease were all harvested within a priority surveillance area. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/