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Body of missing boater found days later in Saginaw Bay

June 5, 2021 GMT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — The body of a missing boater was found Saturday in Saginaw Bay, ending a search that began during the Memorial Day weekend.

A fisherman alerted authorities to the body of Cole Zielinski, Bay County Sheriff Troy Cunningham said.

There was no life jacket on the 29-year-old’s body, the sheriff said.

Zielinski fell in the water last Sunday while trying to keep a dog in the boat, more than a mile into the bay, fiancee Mackenzie Rant told authorities, according to