The missing man - 39-year-old Eddison Hermond of Severn, Maryland - was last seen trying to help a woman rescue her cat behind a restaurant while churning, brown waters ripped through Ellicott City's flood-prone downtown. "We don't think, and at that time, he reacted".
"We're deeply saddened to learn that the body of Sgt. Eddison Hermond has been found".
And more hard days may lie ahead. He bolted from the restaurant to try to save her.
Howard County Police Chief Gary Gardner said Hermond was in a restaurant on Main Street with friends when the water came surging through. Hermond is the only person who has been reported missing, and there have been no other reports of fatalities or serious injuries.
Hermond was a 39-year-old veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a sergeant in the Maryland Army National Guard. "He was a man who dedicated his life in service to others, in the Air Force & MD National Guard, and again on Sunday night as he bravely risked his life to assist a fellow citizen during the flooding in Ellicott City".
Gov. Larry Hogan ordered state flags to fly at half-staff in Hermond's honor. "Flags will return to full staff sunset of the day he is laid to rest".
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With waters receded, residents of the flood-prone Maryland town are facing another daunting comeback less than two years since another bad flood deluged their beloved downtown, smashing inventory and ripping up floors and pavement.
The town, which experienced major flooding in 2016, was inundated again this week when the Patapsco River reached a record level as rain pounded the greater Baltimore area.
After much of the water had receded Monday, Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman gave a bleak overview of the damage: "If you look at the devastation and the damage, I would certainly say it's worse than 2016", Kittleman said. "I can't imagine what they're going through". "We've had areas that were not even damaged at all two years ago terribly damaged this time".
For now, the Main Street area remained blocked off Monday, even to residents and business owners, as teams of authorities and engineers surveyed the heartbreaking mess.