Fisherman in the area of American Fork Boat Harbor found a car submerged in Utah Lake. Diver found the body of a man inside the car. Cause and manner of death are still uncertain.
On March 22, at 11:49 P.M., the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, along with several surrounding agencies responded to the American Fork Boat Harbor regarding a vehicle that was submerged in Utah Lake. The vehicle was located approximately 30 yards from the boat ramp, submerged in approximately 10 feet of water. Utah County Search and Rescue divers located a deceased male individual in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The male individual is identified as James C. Mehner , 42 years old, from Lehi, Utah. Mehner’s body was transported to the Medical examiners office where an Autopsy will be conducted. At this point, there does not appear to be any foul play involved. However, an investigation into the cause of death is being conducted, and has yet to be determined.
For questions contact SGT Erik Knutzen, (801)851-4017.