Body of second missing canoeist found

Cameron Buerger missing on the Ohio River. (Photo/provided)
Cameron Buerger missing on the Ohio River. (Photo/provided)

BROWN CO., Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the body of a second canoeist was located Tuesday afternoon.

The body was recovered around 2:30 p.m. in the Ohio River between the White Oak Creek and Straight Creek. It is near Higginsport where family members of the missing canoeists have centered their search.

Missing canoeists from Troy
Missing canoeists from Troy. (Photo/provided)

The body of Cameron Buerger, 20, was located about five miles upstream from where his friend, Marty Stanaford, 19, was found last week.  The Bracken County Coroner’s Office in Kentucky made the identification.

The friends went missing May 3 while on a canoeing trip.  Teams of volunteers and first responders spent every day since then working to find the men. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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