Deputies recover body of missing Sandy fisherman

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.


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