Missouri Water Patrol Officer and Dog Swept away

MOUND CITY, Mo. (AP) __ The search for a missing Missouri Water Patrol trooper has resumed in northwest Missouri.

Rescue workers are searching for Trooper Fred Guthrie Jr. and his dog, Reed, near Big Lake, about 10 miles southwest of Mound City. They were helping with flood duties in Holt County Monday when they apparently were swept away by flood waters.

Numerous law enforcement agencies are helping with the search, which stopped after dark Monday because of the danger posed by the rapid water. It began again at daybreak Tuesday.

The 46-year-old Guthrie served in the Water Patrol Division within Troop A in Platte County. In 2007, Guthrie was honored for rescuing a woman who had been thrown from her boat in Smithville Lake during a thunderstorm.

Reed was a five-year patrol veteran.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press


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