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Posted on: July 14, 2020

UPDATE-Last Victims of Plane Crash Identified

UPDATE - Last Victims of the Plane Crash Identified

Coeur d’Alene, ID: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has identified the remaining occupants of the plane crash that happened on July 5th 2020.  The last victim to be identified in the Brook Sea Plane is David E. Sorenson, a 57 year old male from Clayton, California.  Sorenson was on the Seaplane with the pilot Neil Lunt, Sean Fredrickson and his three children.  The two occupants on the Cessna have been identified as Jay M. Cawley a 66 year old male from Lewiston, and Kelly J. Kreeger, a 61 year old female from Auburn, California.  They were the only two occupants on the plane.

The investigation to the cause of the collision is being conducted by the NTSB and all further inquiries and questions about the collision should be directed to their office through their PIO at the following email:  The plane recovery is being coordinated by the insurance companies for the two aircrafts.  Once the wreckage is recovered it will be handed over to NTSB and transported to a facility out of state for further investigation. 

It has been reported that there were large canisters at the Loff’s Bay Boat Launch with parts of the plane in them.  This is correct.  The wreckage that was recovered was placed into those canisters to help facilitate the transport.  Those canisters have since been removed from the boat launch area. 

At this time it is unknown when recovery efforts will continue.  The boat launch and docks at Loff’s Bay are now open to the public however they may need to be closed again when recovery operations resume.

Since the investigation is being handed over to the NTSB, all further press releases and questions will need to come from the NTSB.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens for their understanding during this investigation and their patience with the closures that have taken place.  Additionally we would like to thank the media for their patience as we released information while trying to be respectful of the family and friends of the victims.


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