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Loved ones of boating victims still looking for answers

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Andrew Rose worked as a bartender at Home Slice Pizza in downtown Toledo.   Steve Reamey was one of his best friends.   Reamey says he hasn't been able to step inside the eatery since Andrew's tragic boating accident in April.

For the loved ones of Bryan Huff, Andrew Rose, Amy Santus and Paige Widmer...there are still more questions than answers. 

"To come up here and not see him on Thursday and Friday nights is just weird," says Reamey.  "To hear that news and not know what happened, that's what we were all kind of clinging on to."

The four took off in their boat into Lake Erie for a fishing trip on April 16.   A day later rescue crews found the bodies of Paige and Amy.  Bryan and Andrew weren't located until early May.    The latest investigation from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources lists no definitive reason for the accident.   They were all wearing life vests.   The report states alcohol was not a factor and there was no trauma to any of the bodies.

"They were such good fishermen," says Reamey.  "They took all the precautions they were coming back at the right time."

Crews found the boat partially underwater several miles off shore, but DNR investigators say the watercraft showed minimal damage.

"You're putting your trust in them that they can give you some type of closure. So not knowing what happened doesn't give us closure."

Reamey honors the memory of Andrew Rose and the others by appreciating the small things, even a simple drink with friends.

"Take the good things that they had in their life and try to bring them into your life, live the way they would have lived.  I think that's the best way anyone would want to be remembered."

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