MOUND CITY, Mo. (AP) — The continuing search for a missing Missouri Highway Patrol trooper has moved to a washed out area in Holt County.

Trooper Frederick Guthrie and his dog, Reed, disappeared Aug. 1 near Big Lake as they were patrolling areas flooded by the Missouri River. Authorities think they were swept away by the water.

The dog’s body was found Aug. 2.

Searchers began draining a washed-out area in Holt County near Mound City on Thursday. Pumps took out about 900,000 gallons an hour from a four-acre hole caused by the floods.

Patrol Sgt. Collin Stosberg says most of the water should be gone by late Saturday. He says the patrol remains committed to finding Guthrie’s body.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press


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