National Guard soldier, USAF vet’s body found in river after flood


The body of the Air Force veteran and National Guard member who went missing during the floods in Maryland on Sunday has been found.

39-year-old Eddison Hermond was found in the Patapsco River Tuesday, according to authorities.  He is the only reported person to go missing because of Sunday’s severe weather.

Howard County police said Hermond went missing during the Ellicott City flood while trying to save a woman’s cat.
Howard County police said Sgt. Hermond, of Severn, was last seen at 5:20 p.m. near La Palapa restaurant on Main Streeet.

Kate Bowman, who owns Clipper’s Canine Cafe, said Hermond was trying to help her when he disappeared into the flood waters. Bowman said she had escaped from the window of her flooded shop with her cat. The water was above her waist when she saw Hermond across the Tiber tributary.

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