The Vermont State Police plan to deploy a helicopter today (Tuesday, April 5) to search for a missing local man.Richard C. Gammell Sr., 84, is believed to have drowned in the Passumpsic River on Sunday, February 27. Members of the Vermont State Police Scuba Team searched the Passumpsic River for multiple days but found no trace of Gammell. Since that time, police have conducted daily searches along the river banks. They frequently check points of interest and have used both unmanned aircraft and K9 units in their efforts. State Police and U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s Air & Marine Unit will fly low over the river today in their ongoing search.