Rockford Bay drowning victim identified

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KOOTENAI CO., Idaho — Investigators believe the man who drowned in Rockford Bay had been drinking prior and that contributed to his death. 

The man was identified as 55-year-old Daniel J. Schroder. 

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Patrol and Marine team responded to Rockford Bay on Sunday morning for a report of an unoccupied boat that had floated up to the dock.  

Once in the area, a dock employee of a nearby marina said they had found a man’s body submerged in the water. 

The Sheriff’s Office said Schroder was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident. 

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