- Aug 13, 2003
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The area where he was last heard from is a good 1/2+ mile to the Minnesota River. Level is not high enough to reach there - would be an unheard of flood. Ft Snelling is closed because the river is close to the well-used park; there's a swimming beach there, paved trails, etc. Fort itself is high, not flooded.Due to the snow melt, there is lots of flooding happening and I don’t think searches are possible right now. Fort Snelling State Park (which is the swampy forested area that abuts the industrial strip where Bryce went missing) is currently closed due to the high waters:
Fort Snelling State Park will close to the public on Friday, as rivers continue to rise amid the spring melt in Minnesota.www.fox9.com
I’m hoping the flood waters don’t disrupt any remains that are (likely) out there. Really want his family to have closure.
This, of course, is not to say he didn't wander that 1/2 mile to the river, although the river was searched. River level is not going to affect the holding ponds near where he disappeared. This is run-off. Swampy area is still swampy as a left-over from snow and recent rain.