Tragic Fishing Accident Leaves One Dead, Another Missing

Tragic news out of Mendocino County. A father-son fishing outing on Lake Mendocino led to one man’s death and his son still missing as of Thursday morning. Here’s more from the Sacramento Bee: 

Deputies were called to the southeast end of Lake Mendocino on Tuesday evening after a dead body was spotted floating in the water, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. A witness said he discovered the body while investigating an unmanned boat nearby.

Sheriff’s deputies and officials with the Ukiah Valley Fire Authorities recovered the body. In the unattended boat, which was 50 yards away, authorities found identification that revealed the man in the water was Carlos Soto, 62, of Laytonville, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The report added that 40-year-old Vincent Soto, Carlos’ son was unaccounted for. Medical examiners determined foul play is not suspected.

 

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