- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ELY, Minn. (AP) - Searchers say the body of a missing fisherman has been recovered in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Family members say 75-year-old Michael Weinzierl failed to return from his fishing trip Monday evening. The Lake County and St. Louis County sheriff’s departments began a search Tuesday morning and soon dispatchers received a report of an empty boat near Mile Island in Fall Lake. WDIO-TV (https://bit.ly/1NCA9ZB ) reports the boat had taken on water and had equipment inside, including a life jacket.

The body of the retired businessman was found about 4:30 p.m. Weinzierl was the previous owner of Mike Motors in Ely.


Information from: WDIO-TV, https://www.wdio.com

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