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BODY IN RIVER BELIEVED TO BE THAT OF MISSING LOGAN MAN

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A body believed to be that of a 24-year-old Logan father of two missing for five weeks was discovered in the Logan River.

A fisherman found a body authorities believe to be James West's about two miles below where West's wrecked car was found in the river last month. West was classified as a missing person after an extensive search by law enforcement personnel and family members turned up nothing.Cache County Sheriff Sid Groll said the body was found lodged under a bridge at about 8 p.m. Sunday, and probably became visible when the water level in the river went down this month. Identification in a wallet found on the body indicated it was West, Groll said.

The body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office. Groll said he didn't think anyone else was involved in West's death.

"We have never suspected foul play," he said. "One of our main theories was that he was lost in the river after the accident, and this completes that theory."

Family members found a poncho belonging to West about two weeks ago a short distance downstream from his car. They continued to search the area near St. Anne's retreat, about 8 miles up Logan Canyon, but found no other sign of West.

West was married and had two children.