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Lois Lage of Norfolk, Nebraska, makes her bed at Lutheran High Northeast last Thursday in Norfolk. Lage and her neighbors, who live on the east side of Norfolk, were evacuated because of flooding threats. 

Crews continue to search for the body of the Norfolk man who went missing as floodwaters rose in the city last week.

Scott E. Goodman, 30, was last seen being carried away by a rush of water about 4 a.m. on March 14 while on top of his car in a field that was near a levee. Madison County Sheriff Todd Volk said rising waters prevented authorities from attempting a safe rescue.

Volk said an extensive search started Thursday morning at the North First Street bridge near the North Fork of the Elkhorn River. Authorities have deemed the search a recovery mission, as they do not believe that Goodman has survived.

There was no sign of his body Thursday afternoon, but the search will continue. Volk is asking anyone who lives or farms in the area of the Elkhorn River to keep an eye out as the water continues to lower.

Sixty-eight people from Volk’s office, the Norfolk Fire Department, Norfolk Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol and Nebraska Game and Parks assisted in the search. The patrol’s helicopter and Game and Parks’ airboats were also used.

Volk said Goodman’s family members are thankful for the help and prayers and “still remain hopeful that Scott will be found.”