Body washes up on Carroll Twp. beach

Body one of two men missing from a boating accident last month.
MCT Regional News
May 7, 2014

UPDATE: A body found on a Carroll Township beach Tuesday was that of Bryan Huff, authorities said.

The identification was confirmed by the Ottawa County coroner’s office, Sheriff Stephen Levorchick said.

Mr. Huff’s body was found on a beach by Division Street near the Green Cove condominium complex. He was one of four boaters reported missing April 17 after a fishing trip on Lake Erie.

An Ottawa County sheriff’s boat made a tour Wednesday afternoon of the shoreline and around West Sister Island, but located nothing more.

“It’s not a renewed search,” Sheriff Levorchick said.

The bodies of Amy Santus, 33, of Perrysburg Township and Paige Widmer, 16, of Pelion, S.C., were recovered. Still missing is Andrew Rose, 33, of Maumee.

Marc Schulte of the Black Swamp Ohio Outdoors organization said that the family of Mr. Huff, 32, of Rossford, was informed Tuesday night by an investigator with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Mr. Schulte said Mr. Huff and Ms. Santus were his business partners.

On its Facebook page, the outdoors organization posted “Bryan is home! Such a double edged sword but knowing that we have him home is a relief! May all your days in heaven be filled with big walleye! Leave some for me brother .... see you soon!”

Dr. James Patrick, Lucas County coroner, said an autopsy is scheduled for today.

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FIRST STORY: A body found Tuesday on a Carroll Township beach is believed to be one of two men missing from a boating accident last month, though officials are awaiting the coroner’s results to release a positive identification.

Sheriff Stephen Levorchick said a man’s body was seen washed up on a beach by Division Street near the Green Cove condominium complex. The body will be taken to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for identification, the sheriff said.

The body appears to be one of two men who have not been found since April 17, when a boat with four people on board was found submerged in Lake Erie off Locust Point.

The bodies of Amy Santus, 33, of Perrysburg Township and Paige Widmer, 16, of Pelion, S.C. were recovered. Missing are Bryan Huff, 32, of Rossford and Andrew Rose, 33, of Maumee.

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