Canoeist likely drowned but no body months later

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Months after a canoeist disappeared, his companion is urging boaters in Grand Traverse Bay to keep an eye open for his body.

Jay Farr is presumed drowned, eight months after he entered the
water in Northport to retrieve a dinghy. The dinghy and Farr's
canoe were discovered miles away on the Antrim County side of the

Cathy Kelly tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle ( that she goes to the water each day to tell the 58-year-old Farr that she loves and misses him. They worked together at an assisted-living center in Northport, 30 miles north of Traverse City.

Leelanau County Undersheriff Scott Wooters says finding a body
in Grand Traverse Bay is extremely difficult because of wind, weather and the depth of the water.

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