The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office recovered the bodies of one adult and two small children from a vehicle found submerged in Fernan Lake Thursday morning.

Kootenai County Sheriff's officials tell KXLY4 that officers responded to reports of a car submerged on the west end of the lake by the boat launch. After further investigation, they determined it to be a fatal incident.

Detectives are notifying family members of the deceased. Names should be released later this week.