KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho — A local man drowned in Lake Coeur d'Alene on Saturday, and the community is still processing the immense loss on Monday.
The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) identified the man as Aaron Robb, a former high school football star and current bar owner in Coeur d'Alene. The news of Robb's death is still fresh for many community members, but they're still showing their love for him as they mourn.
KCSO deputies responded to a drowning call at Blackrock Marina in Rockford Bay at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday. Robb was pulled from the water before authorities arrived, and was airlifted to Kootenai Health.
Tragically, he didn't survive.
Robb's death came as a shock to the community. He was the current owner of the Iron Horse Bar and Grill in Coeur d'Alene, a position he held since his father, the previous owner, passed away. He was also a high school football star at Gonzaga Prep and went on to play college ball at Notre Dame. He was part of the 1988 national championship team.
On Monday, some of the people who knew Robb best decided to show their heartbreak in other ways. His childhood friend Jennifer Jaeger and her husband left flowers at the Iron Horse, accompanied by a note to the staff and Robb's family.
In a Facebook post, Jaeger called Robb a kind man with a great smile and a warm heart. Jaeger is encouraging other to contribute to the memorial there.
KCSO has launched an investigation into Robb's death to determine exactly what happened.
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