Police id body found in river as missing National Guard solider

Eddison Hermond

HOWARD, CO. — Body of Eddison Hermond, missing from Ellicott City flood, found in Patapsco River

Howard County Police have confirmed that the body of Eddison Alexander Hermond, 39, who went missing during the Ellicott City flood, was found by searchers today in the Patapsco River, just across the Baltimore County line.

Hermond was last seen Sunday, May 27 in the area of La Palapa restaurant on Main Street at approximately 5:20 p.m. Witnesses reported that Hermond was attempting to help a woman who had escaped through a window with her cat, when he became swept up in the rushing water. An acquaintance reported him missing to police at 12:30 a.m. on Monday.

Rescue personnel have been searching buildings and waterways in the area since the flood. There have been no other reports of missing people.

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