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Man's body recovered from Utah Lake

LINDON, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A West Valley man's body was pulled from Utah Lake Saturday morning 1.8 miles southeast from the American Fork Harbor where he launched his boat March 30.
Tam Huynh
Tam Huynh
"It's sad it took so long. This is a dangerous lake. Just a sad ordeal for everyone," said Todd Cossey about the two weeks it took to find Tam Huyhn's body
LINDON, Utah (ABC 4 News) - West Valley man Tam Huynh's body was pulled from Utah Lake Saturday morning 1.8 miles southeast from the American Fork Harbor where he launched his boat March 30.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff's Department says the experienced fisherman likely fell out of his boat during a solo fishing trip on Utah Lake. 

Fisherman are relieved to know Tam's body was finally pulled from Utah Lake.  "It's sad it took so long.  This is a dangerous lake.  Just a sad ordeal for everyone," said Todd Cossey from West Jordan.

Huynh's brother made the discovery as he walked along the shoreline. 

Cannon says the Huynh family was very anxious during the two week search and held out hope he was somehow alive until the day before he was found.

At least one mystery remains about Huynh fell into the water.  No one knows exactly how he fell out of the boat.   

We do know a few things about his final day.  He launched his tracker boat from the American Fork Boat Harbor March 30 around 8:30 a.m.

He was alive for at least 5 hours because he made a call from his phone at 1:24 p.m.

His boat was later found 2.2 miles southeast of the American Fork Harbor where he launched.  The power handle on his boat was facing forward, the seat was facing toward the water and his cell phone was in the boat, according to Cannon.

Huynh's body was not wearing a life jacket, but there is no indication whether he had one on when he fell into the water.  He leaves behind a wife and two boys who appear to be under the age of 10.

CORRECTION: Huynh's body and boat were found southeast from the American Fork Boat Harbor where he launched his boat, not southwest as the broadcast version of this story reported.






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