Search continues for missing Walsh County man near MintoThis is day three of the search in freezing flood waters for a missing Walsh County man. So far.... nothing. Today the Grand Forks Sheriff's Water rescue and search team was out in full force to search for 55-year-old Gregory Guy Miller.
By: David Schwab, WDAZ
This is day three of the search in freezing flood waters for a missing Walsh County man. So far.... nothing. Today the Grand Forks Sheriff's Water rescue and search team was out in full force to search for 55-year-old Gregory Guy Miller.
12 members of the search team used boats with sonar and air boats to search those murky waters. One thing that is helping with the search is the drop in the overland flooding water. Water has dropped about a foot and a half from yesterday (Wednesday). Some of the area that surrounded Miller's submerged pickup have drained, but there is still a lot of water. The water is draining into a coolie channel where divers are searching key areas.
Thomas Inocencio, Grand Forks County Water Operations Commander: "We still do not have enough to confirm that if he had gone into the overland flooded area or into the channel.""
Much like yesterday, many friends of Miller's watched and waited from their vehicles near the search site.
Miller's family has received an outpouring of support. A family member told us off camera people are consistently asking what they can do to help. The local café in Minto is included. They are providing nightly dinners for search crews. Nikki's café owner Scott Larson says things have been very busy during the flood. But they are still talking the time to make sure crews are delivered a hot meal after they are done working in the cold temperatures. Larson says they have so far served served pizza and burgers to the crews.