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Missing Guardsman found dead in Maryland flooding

He was last seen trying to help woman, her cat

Eddison Hermond (Credit: Howard County Police Department)
Eddison Hermond (Credit: Howard County Police Department) (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – Authorities have found a missing National Guardsman two days after he was last seen during massive flooding in Maryland, according to NBC Washington.

The NBC affiliate reports that searchers found 39-year-old Eddison Hermond's body in the Patapsco River about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday and police announced that it was indeed Hermond about two hours later.

Hermond was last seen trying to help a woman and her cat behind a restaurant as floodwaters rushed through the area.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Sunday in Howard County as the massive storm drenched Ellicott City, triggering flash floods.


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