Memorial service planned for two Americans missing since travelling to Nunavut

BRIGHTON, Mich. – A private memorial service is planned Friday for two Michigan men missing since they went to Canada for a fishing trip last month.

The Detroit Free Press reports that 70-year-old Earl Zellen and his 40-year-old son Matt left July 21 and were reported missing on a lake in Nunavut after they failed to show up July 29 for a charter aircraft flight.

Police on Aug. 1 called off the search for the men.

Their boat and fishing gear were spotted, and the boat had run out of gas.

Two Canadian Air Force C-130 Hercules from CFB Trenton in Ontario helped search the Dubawnt Lake area last month.

Others searched the shore of the large remote lake, but found no trace of them.