Body of Missing Fisherman May Have Been Located

An underwater robot may have spotted the body of a missing Mendocino County fisherman. It’s presumed that 40-year-old Vincent Soto, drowned with his father in a boating accident on Lake Mendocino, on June 11th. Water releases from the Coyote Valley Dam had to be reduced so the diving robot could be used. Now further measures are being taken for recovery – including having the flow of Lake Mendocino into the Russian River stopped for a period of time, so specializd divers can go to the bottom of the lake without the danger of the current pushing them into the dam outlet. The family released a statement saying they finally have a sense of relief and are grateful to all the county’s organizations and volunteers for their help.