Search Resumes for Missing SMU Officer Swept Away in Floods

Man presumed to have been swept downstream in high water

The search for a missing Southern Methodist University campus police officer presumably swept away in the fast-rising flood waters of Turtle Creek early Tuesday morning resumes Sunday.[[385521431,R]]

Crews had to stop searching for Officer Mark McCullers Saturday night because of incoming storms.

Saturday's search was focused along Turtle Creek as well as in the Trinity River where crews are focusing on clearing debris in the river underneath Interstate 30.

McCullers was working an off-duty private security job at a construction site at Fitzhugh and St. John's when he reported at about 1:39 a.m. to Highland Park police that water was over the hood of his car.

Surveillance video in the area recorded his vehicle on the Fitzhugh Avenue bridge being swept into the creek. While the footage is grainy, it appears McCullers opened the door and exited the vehicle before the car was swept downstream.

Search crews recovered the officer's car on Tuesday afternoon, but McCullers has not yet been found.

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