The Highway Patrol is scaling back search efforts for fellow officer Fred Guthrie. Guthrie is presumed to have drowned in the Missouri River flood waters. Seargent Bill Lowe says the patrol will scale back the search, but not by much.

There will still be troops in boats around the clock, and a plane will fly over the area twice a day.

Lowe says the biggest problem is how swift the current is in the area where the patrol thinks he went in. He says the patrol has made their own levees to calm the water in that area, but so far they haven’t found anything promising. Guthrie has been missing for ten days.

He is a water patrolman for the Missouri Highway Patrol.