Missing Guardman’s Body Found East Ellicott City

Eddison Hermond / Howard County Police

The Howard County Police Department has confirmed that the body of 39-year-old Eddison Alexander Hermond was found by searchers today in the Patapsco River, just across the Baltimore County line.

Hermond, the member of the National Guard who went missing during the Ellicott City flood, 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 have been searching buildings and waterways in the area since the flood. There have been no other reports of missing people.

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