Wind surfer cuts too close to cruise boat


Idaho marine deputies and medical personnel responded to the area of Independence Point on Lake Coeur d' Alene Friday afternoon regarding a boating accident involving a small sailboard and Coeur d' Alene cruise boat, Osprey.

The initial investigation revealed Daniel S. Mayer, 44, from Spokane, Wash., was operating his sailboard about 300 feet west of the Coeur d' Alene Boardwalk and very close to the Osprey cruise boat.

Witnesses aboard the Osprey and other vessels reported seeing Mayer operating in close proximity to the Osprey and he seemed to be attempting to either pass the large cruise boat or cut in front of hit.

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