FAIRVIEW, Ore. – Deputies recovered the body of a missing Sandy fisherman near McGuire Island Wednesday afternoon.
The body of 52-year-old Brian Louis Schmitz was pulled from the Columbia River and he was taken to nearby Chinook Landing Marine Park. A boater reported seeing Schmitz's body at around 4:30 p.m.
Schmitz was reported missing after his boat was found adrift in the Columbia River on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11.
A medical examiner said Schmitz drowned and ruled his death as accidental, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.