Body of Missing Converse County Deputy Found

The body of missing Converse County Sheriff's Deputy Bryan Gross has been found.

According to the Converse County Sheriff's Office, search and recovery efforts ended Sunday morning at approximately 11:20 am when Gross' body was found in the North Platte River. Gross was found between the I-25 Bridge site and Anderson Dairy Bridge, approximately 1.5 miles downstream from where he entered the river Thursday afternoon.

Gross entered the river Thursday afternoon in an attempt to save a struggling girl. The girl was rescued and removed from the river. Immediately after her rescue, it was discovered Gross was missing and search efforts began.

The three day search was a coordinated effort consisting of numerous law enforcement and emergency response agencies, along with many citizen volunteers. National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, and private pilots provided aircraft to assist in the search.

The Converse County Sheriff's Office says services and arrangements for Deputy Gross are pending at this time.