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Body of missing MD National Guardsman found in Patapsco River

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Maryland National Guardsman Eddison Hermond

Howard County Police have confirmed that the body discovered Tuesday is that of 39 year old Eddison Alexander Hermond. Investigators say Hermond's body was found by searchers in the Patapsco River, just across the Baltimore County line.  

According to a statement released by Howard County officials, Hermond—a former Air Force Airman and at the time of his disappearance, was a member of the Maryland National Guard, was last seen Sunday, May 27 in the area of La Palapa restaurant on Main Street at approximately 5:20 p.m. Witnesses reported that Hermond was attempting to help a woman who had escaped through a window with her cat, when he became swept up in the rushing water. An acquaintance reported him missing to police at 12:30 a.m. on Monday.

Rescue personnel had been searching buildings and waterways in the area since the flood. There have been no other reports of missing people. No further details were made available.