Wyoming deputy missing after search for girl in river

DOUGLAS, WY Undersheriff Don Schoenleber says Deputy Bryan Gross went into the river at about 5 p.m. Thursday. He entered the river near the Douglas Yellowstone Bridge, which joins both sides of the town 50 miles east of Casper.

Schoenleber says searchers looked for Gross until nightfall. He says between 30 to 40 people, including some using boats and aircraft, resumed the search at 6 a.m. Friday.

Other emergency workers recovered the girl about a mile downstream on Thursday evening and took her to a hospital.

The North Platte River near Douglas is higher than normal following heavy snows last winter.

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