Two teens fishing in the Conewago Creek Sunday June 29, 2014, found a body, thought to be that of a boater who went missing Thursday.  John A. Pavoncello -
Two teens fishing in the Conewago Creek Sunday June 29, 2014, found a body, thought to be that of a boater who went missing Thursday. John A. Pavoncello - jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com

Two men made a grisly discovering Sunday morning when they found the body of a fisherman missing for more than two days in Conewago Creek.

York County Deputy Coroner Jeffri Goodfellow identified the man as Jerry Reisinger, 41, of the Wellsville area.

"This is the same gentleman who went missing on Thursday," she said.

First responders were sent to the creek about 11 a.m. after two fishermen found Reisinger's body. The coroner's office was dispatched a short time later.

Reisinger went missing after he fell into the creek, which borders Dover and Washington townships, when the boat he and another man were in went over a low-head dam Thursday afternoon.

The second man, who has not been identified, was able to swim to safety, a fire official had said.

Fishing: Reisinger and the second man were fishing from a small boat on a calm part of the creek near the Davidsburg Road bridge when the boat drifted dangerously close to the dam and was swept over, Lee Byers, fire chief of East Berlin, had said.

The boat did not have a motor and the men were not wearing life vests. Signs posted along the creek warn people of the dam, Byers said.

First responders were sent to the creek about 3:15 p.m. to rescue Reisinger but their work soon turned to a recovery effort as the hours ticked by.

First responders searched the creek and its banks Thursday afternoon until nightfall and resumed the search Friday morning but didn't find him.

At the time of the incident, the creek was swelled by heavy rain that hit the area Wednesday night.

Goodfellow said an autopsy will be preformed on Reisinger at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital on Monday.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.