Body of missing deputy found
Douglas, WY – The body of a Converse County sheriff's deputy who jumped in the North Platte River near Douglas to assist a struggling girl was discovered Sunday. It was the fourth day of searching for 29-year-old Bryan P.Gross. Gross went in the river Thursday evening after a teenage girl who appeared to be struggling. The girl survived, but Gross was swept away in the river swollen by heavy snowmelt.
County Sheriff Clinton Becker said Gross' body was found late
Sunday morning in the river about a mile and a half from where
Searchers from several law enforcement agencies and civilian
volunteers checked the banks of the river. Divers, dogs and a
helicopter helped in the search. The sheriff did not describe how
Gross was located.