North Idaho

Body of 18-year-old man recovered from Spirit Lake

SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho. - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department recovered the body of a teenage male from Spirit Lake Sunday.

The body has been identified as 18-year-old Luke Anana-Kuewa. He was found just after noon on Sunday by hikers in the area.

Marine deputies and investigators were on scene all afternoon. At first they said it was difficult from them to get to the body because of the unsafe ice in the lake.

Sheriff's deputies said the teen was about 3 to 4 feet underwater and only a small portion of the back of his body was visible.

Dead 18-year-old pulled out of Spirit Lake

Sheriff's deputies don't know how long he had been submerged in the water.

The cause of death is under investigation. Once an autopsy is complete, more information will be available about Anana-Kuewa's death.