PRESS RELEASE FROM THE KOOTENAI COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: - On Thursday, July 25, 2013, at about 7:50PM, members of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, Rose Lake Quick Response Unit, Coeur d Alene Fire Department and Shoshone Ambulance, responded to the 23500 Block of E Park Rd., on Rose Lake for a reported drowning.
On scene it was learned that Gaelen C. "Conner" Mast, 19, from Kingston, Idaho, had been recreationally swimming with several friends when he failed to surface. After about one minute, Mast was pulled from the water by his friends and CPR was immediately initiated.
After an extensive resuscitation effort was made on scene, Mast was airlifted, by MedStar, to Kootenai Health, in Coeur d Alene, where he was pronounced deceased.
The incident remains under investigation.