NE NE - Scott Goodman, 30, last seen on top of car carried away by surge of water, Norfolk, 14 Mar 2019

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  1. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Missing person identified

    The identity of a missing Norfolk man was released at a press conference late Friday afternoon as law enforcement offices continue to search for him.

    The man was identified as 30-year-old Scott E. Goodman of Norfolk.

    Madison County Sheriff Todd Volk said Goodman was last seen at about 4 a.m. Thursday on top of his car in a field just east of North First Street near the levee. He was later observed being carried away by a surge of water.

    Volk said that because of the rapidly rising and surging waters, there was no real possibility of a rescue at the time.

    Police have searched the area where he was last seen on the ground and through the air with drones, but Goodman still has not been seen since Thursday morning, Volk said.

    Madison County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

    Authorities Identify Missing Norfolk Man
     
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  2. Reasonable & Just

    Reasonable & Just United We Stand

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    Oh, that poor man...how terrifying that must have been, and how awful this must be for his family to have to wait for news. Hoping for a miracle.
     
  3. Tripod

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    How awful :) Can't imagine the helplessness felt by both him and whoever had seen him stranded out there. I haven't seen much of anything at all on national news about the flooding and blizzards in the mid-west. Prayers for Scott.
     
  4. GraceG

    GraceG Well-Known Member

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    If it was 4 a.m. it was total darkness. How did someone see him?
     
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    Authorities Identify Missing Norfolk Man

    NORFOLK – Authorities have identified a missing Norfolk man who fell into a flood control Thursday morning.

    In a news conference Friday afternoon, Madison County Sheriff Todd Volk confirmed Scott E. Goodman, 30, of Norfolk went missing around 4 a.m. near the North Fork Elkhorn River Thursday.
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    What is a “flood control”?
     
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    I thought I read earlier that he was near a levee. Here's a brief article about flood control in Nebraska.

    Flood Control | Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts
     
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    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    how terrible
    the people who saw him must be distraught as well
     
  8. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of Scott tonight.
     
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    It was first responders that saw him and had to abandon their efforts as he was swept further away from them in rapidly deteriorating conditions. Apparently, he tried to drive through rapidly rising water and was swept away. Norfolk man swept away by floodwaters identified
     
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    GraceG Well-Known Member

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    I’m thinking like drainage canals and reservoirs like in Houston. Which are outdated and woefully inadequate.
     
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    Search Continues for Missing Norfolk Man

    The search for a missing Norfolk man continues as authorities comb the North Fork Elkhorn River.

    Members of Norfolk Fire and Rescue, Norfolk Police and other agencies searched the area Thursday morning looking for any sign of 30-year-old Scott Goodman, who went missing in Norfolk on March 14th after falling into flood waters.

    Madison County Sheriff Todd Volk said in a news conference last Friday crews attempted several rescues to retrieve Goodman from the top of his car, but was swept away by the current.

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    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    :( So much devastation in the flooded areas. All those folks will need all the help they can get. Praying for Scott's recovery, as well as the families of the other flood victims.
     
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    Sadly, a man died while trying to rescue Scott.

    "When Columbus farmer James Wilke learned that rising floodwaters had stranded a motorist along a nearby country road early Thursday, he fired up his tractor and went to help in spite of the wind and rain.

    "Guided by volunteer first responders, Wilke set off down Monastery Road and across the bridge over Shell Creek.

    "But the bridge collapsed under the tractor’s weight, throwing the 50-year-old into the flood-swollen creek. After a frantic search by neighbors, his body was found downstream about nine hours later, near his own farm."

    Columbus man who died trying to rescue motorist from floodwaters was 'always the first to go help'
     
  17. GraceG

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    Read the article again, the stranded motorist he was trying to rescue when he died was rescued by Mr. Wilke's cousin so it is NOT Scott. Still, a brave, brave thing to do.
     
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    More human remains found along Elkhorn River
     
  20. AzPistonsGirl

    AzPistonsGirl Detroit to the Bone

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    this is terrible. In AZ, there is a law that directly touches this issue, sadly. Too many first responders are getting hurt when things like this happen. Fire Stupid Motorist Law


    Arizona's "Stupid Motorist Law"
    "28-910. Liability for emergency responses in flood areas; definitions"


    A. A driver of a vehicle who drives the vehicle on a public street or highway that is temporarily covered by a rise in water level, including groundwater or overflow of water, and that is barricaded because of flooding is liable for the expenses of any emergency response that is required to remove from the public street or highway the driver or any passenger in the vehicle that becomes inoperable on the public street or highway or the vehicle that becomes inoperable on the public street or highway, or both.
    ...
     
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