DOUGLAS, Wyo. -- A Wyoming lawman who died last week trying to rescue a girl from a swollen river made the selfless decision to risk his own life, his supervisors said Monday.
Searchers found the body of Converse County Sheriff's Deputy Bryan Gross on Sunday morning about 1.5 miles downstream from where he entered the North Platte River.
Gross was one of several rescuers who went into the river after the girl on Thursday evening, in the eastern Wyoming town of Douglas.
Other rescuers using a canoe steered the girl to the bank and she later was treated at a local hospital. Officials say she wasn't injured.