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UPDATE: Body of missing man discovered in Lake Coeur d'Alene

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - UPDATE:

A diving company recovered the body of a Post Falls business man who has been missing in Lake Coeur d'alene for nearly a week, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office.
The team found Gary "Scotty" Shawver's body about 60 feet beneath the surface near Stevens Point Friday evening. The 57-year-old disappeared on August 2nd when he jumped from a boat into Lake Coeur d'Alene during a strong windstorm.

An autopsy is scheduled for next week.

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - Today, Kootenai county sheriffs boats weren't out on lake coeur d'alene searching for 57-year-old Gary "Scott" Shawver.


After 20 hours of searching, using a sonar boat, they're taking a rest, instead using this time to gather eyewitness account to better focus their search. 

"We're talking with people about what they saw, as well as looking at lake conditions," said lt. Stuart miller.

Sheriffs deputies are gathering data from the national weather service to better assess what the conditions were on the lake when the storm hit.

"Winds were I'm excess of 20 miles per hour, it will help us factor in how much the boat would drift, currents, things like that."

The goal now is to widen the search area, compare this new data with maps created by the sonar boat, and resume searching tomorrow.

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -The search continues for 57-year-old Gary "Scott" Shawver.  The 57-year-old jumped out of his boat into Lake Coeur d'Alene during the powerful August 2nd storm to retrieve something. He never resurfaced.

As rescue workers use sonar to try to retrieve his body, friends and family wait in agony.  Sydney Knox told us that Shawver had been planning to marry her mother before tragedy struck.

"He's probably the closest thing to a father I've ever had in my whole life, and I loved him with all my heart," Knox says.

Shawver was loved by many in Post Falls. He is described by those who knew and loved him as being kind, friendly, and always willing to help. 

"You go to bed at night and know your friend's under the water, it gives you nightmares.  We just want to have closure and bring ourfriendd home and give him a proper burial," says Melissa Valdovinos, a friend of Shawver. Valdovinos says she just wants some closure to the heart breaking ordeal.

Friends and family have been out on the lake since Sunday.

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho- The Kootenai County Sheriff's office has identified the man who disappeared in Lake Coeur d'Alene Saturday as 57-year-old  Gary Scott “Scotty” Shawver. Deputies say Shawver fell or jumped off a boat in the middle of a storm, then sunk in the water. He was not wearing a life jacket.The Sheriff's Office responded around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night to the incident at Stevens Point, located just south of Tubbs point. The Kootenai County Dive team tried to locate Shawver, but could not find him. They planned to use a SONAR boat to try again Sunday or Monday.

Shawver is a prominent business owner, he owns the Post Falls company Body by Scotty.

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