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Search for missing fisherman at Utah Lake turns into a recovery effort

Lindon, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Utah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue tells ABC 4 News the efforts to find a missing fisherman have turned from a rescue into a recovery.
 

Lindon, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Utah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue tells ABC 4 News the efforts to find a missing fisherman have turned from a rescue into a recovery. 

37-year-old Tam Huynh was last heard from when he went fishing on Utah Lake at 8 a.m. Saturday. His boat tuned up at 5 p.m. with Huynh no where to be found. 

Sgt. Eldon Packer with the Utah County Sheriff's office said when the boat was found, "The key was on, the throttle was half up...It indicates the individual was on the water boating when something happened, we don't know what."

Other fishermen there Saturday say the weather was nice, but that the wind on the lake can be unpredictable. 

"It can be nice, or it can turn really bad really quick," explained Dennis Draper. "One wave and bam you're done."

Going overboard when water temperatures are just above 50 degrees, it's unlikely anyone could survive for very long. 

Fisherman Brian Fitzpatrick told ABC 4 News, "The bad thing is, I hope I'm wrong, the way the water temp is it would be very hard for someone to survive." 

That's why, as optimistic as search and rescue crews have tried to be, they believe they're now looking for a body. 

Sgt. Parker said, "It does turn into a recovery in these hours."

Crews are now focused on a 3 mile long and one mile wide section of the lake where they believe Huynh may have gone missing. They're using sonar equipment to scan the bottom of the lake, but they say after Monday they're likely going to scale back their efforts. 

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