Body found on Carroll Twp. beach ID'd as missing boater

5/7/2014
BLADE STAFF
Bryan Huff
Bryan Huff

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — The body found on a Carroll Township beach on Tuesday was that of Bryan Huff.

Marc Schulte, of the Black Swamp Ohio Outdoors organization, confirmed that the body was that of Mr. Huff, 32, of Rossford, and that an investigator with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources informed the family of that Tuesday night. His body was washed up on a beach by Division Street near the Green Cove condominium complex.

Mr. Huff was one of four boaters who was reported missing on April 17 after a fishing trip on Lake Erie.

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

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!"

Mr. Schulte said Mr. Huff and Ms. Santus were his business partners.

Lucas County Coroner Dr. James Patrick said an autopsy on the body is scheduled for Thursday.

Calls to Ottawa County Coroner Dr. Dan Cadigan and Ottawa County Sheriff Stephen Levorchick were not returned.