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Friends reflect on memories of missing boater Andrew Rose

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A group of his friends gathered at Homeslice Pizza in downtown Toledo Friday evening, thinking of their friend Andrew Rose. Rose is missing after a boat he was on capsized on Lake Erie earlier this week.

The bodies of two women who were on the boat with Rose have been recovered. Rose and another man, 32-year-old Bryan Huff, are still missing. The US Coast Guard and local search crews have called off the search.

Rose worked as a bar tender at Homeslice. Those who knew him say he was a lover of the outdoors, a talented carpenter, a great listener and a good friend.

"If you know Andrew, he's a guys guy," said Steve Reamey. "There was nothing you couldn't talk to him about. What you saw in Andrew is what you got. You were able to talk to him about anything. You got done talking to him and you just felt a little bit better about life."

Reamey became close friends with Rose when the two were working on a charity fashion show.

Reamey and other friends say they're holding out hope Rose will somehow come walking through the door.

"All of us are still just in shock... We just talked to him," said Reamey.

"The ultimate outdoors guy; just loved fishing, hunting, boating, just a generous guy. You could call him at any time. Willing to do anything you want him to," said Joe Balas.

"He's a good guy, very simple, hard working. Like the simple things in life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing," said Jaafar Cheaib.

"He actually filled my freezer and my fridge with venison that he hunted that he gave to me. That was a big thing with Andrew, he was a giver. If he went fishing, he gave you fish. If he went hunting, he gave you, he was just a big giver," said Reamey.

"He would always have all the guys over and we would cook dear sausage and cook out," said Balas.

While there are still many unanswered questions about what happened to Rose, friends say they are sure of one thing.

"He was doing something he loved. The guy loved to be outside, he loved nature," said Reamey.

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