Howard Coats

Photo: Kootenai County Sheriff's Office

ATHOL, ID - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for 66-year-old Howard Coats since Friday.  The Athol resident left home Thursday around 7:00 p.m. on his ATV and had not returned. Coats was finally found Sunday afternoon by a family riding dirt bikes in the area.  He had been involved in an ATV accident that was off the road not visible from the road or air.  He sustained some injuries that appeared to be non-life threatening. He was air lifted from the scene to Kootenai Health.