Athol man drowns in Jewel Lake

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

A man drowned in Jewel Lake on Saturday, May 12, after jumping off a dock.

The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office reports that they, Selkirk Fire and Bonner County EMS responded to a report of a possible drowning around 2 p.m. Saturday. Selkirk Fire deployed an inflatable boat to search the surface and the Sheriff’s Dive Unit performed a sub-surface search.

The dive unit located the victim, 50-year-old Jerry W. Larson of Athol. The sheriff’s office reports that Larson drowned while attempting to retrieve his family’s remote-control airplane about 75 yards from the dock.

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