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Aug. 3, 2011HOLT COUNTY, MO |  By: Wayman

Trooper Still Missing

The Missouri water patrol trooper apparently swept away in Holt county flooding near Big Lake is still missing, but the body of his K-9 partner has been found.

The dog was discovered yesterday evening in water about a hundred yards from where the trooper's truck was discovered. Strong currents are keeping searchers away from much of the location, so sand trucks and even a Black Hawk helicopter with giant sandbags were brought in throughout yesterday afternoon and evening to build a levee and try and divert some of the current so searchers could get into that area. The recovery effort for trooper Fred Guthrie Junior was scaled back overnight, but is resuming in this morning's daylight.