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Kootenai County Coroner Releases the Identity of the 14-Year-Old Drowning Victim

The Kootenai County Coroner has released the identity of the 14-year-old drowning victim that happened on July 16th on the Spokane River at Corbin Park.  The victim has been identified as Jack Henry, a 14-year-old from Spokane Washington. 

This investigation is ongoing however there is nothing suspicious about the incident.  If anyone has any information about this drowning you are asked to contact Detective Chris Kerzman at 208-446-1366 or via email at ckerzman@kcgov.us.

Original Press Release: 

Near Post Falls, Idaho: On July 16th, 2022 at approximately 9:30 pm Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Patrol, Marine Section, and Dive Rescue Team, along with Kootenai County Fire and Rescue (KCFR) were dispatched to Corbin Park for a possible drowning.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that a 14-year-old male from Spokane, who had been at the park with other family members, had not been seen for over an hour. He was last seen playing near the shore of the Spokane River. Deputies located some clothing items near the water that were identified by family as belonging to the missing juvenile.

KCSO Divers, with assistance from the KCFR and the KCSO Marine Division, quickly began efforts to locate the juvenile.  At approximately 10:48 PM, divers located the juvenile deceased, approximately 20’ from shore in 10’ of water. KCSO Detectives have taken over the investigation of this incident and it is ongoing.