Search Resumes for Missouri Trooper, Dog's Body Found
BIG LAKE, Mo. (AP) - The body of a Missouri highway patrol trooper who was swept away by floodwaters is still missing but searchers were able to recover the body of his patrol dog.
The effort to recover the body of Trooper Fred Guthrie Jr., 46, of Platte City, resumed Wednesday near Big Lake in northwest Missouri. He's been missing since Monday when he and his K-9, Reed, disappeared while patrolling flooded lands in Holt County.
Reed's body was recovered Tuesday afternoon near Missouri Highway 118 about 100 yards from where Guthrie's truck and boat were found Monday. He was found after sandbags were placed where the water meets the highway, creating a deep hole where the highway is washing away.
The dog had worked with the patrol for five years.