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The body of a 59-year-old man missing since mid-January at Flaming Gorge Reservoir was discovered Tuesday by two fishermen.

Daggett County sheriff's spokeswoman Susie Potter confirmed that the remains of Phil Sabey, who had recently moved to Manila, Utah, from Lyman, Wyo., was spotted by the anglers about 10 a.m. Tuesday in the northwestern Utah reservoir's Mustang Ridge area.

Sheriff's Capt. Chris Collett went to the scene and was able to positively identify the body as being Sabey's.

Sabey had gone to the reservoir to fish on Jan. 19, and the next day his empty car was found at the Cedar Springs boat ramp.

There was no sign of Sabey, who was thought to have fallen into the water and drowned while unloading his boat.

Initial search efforts, eventually suspended due to winter storms, failed to locate the body.

The remains were transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner's Office in Salt Lake City for autopsy.

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