Body of railroad worker washed away in Nebraska floods found days later

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a railroad worker missing since floodwaters washed out a bridge near Norfolk, Neb., on Tuesday.

Nebraska Central Railroad attorney Bob Bach says the body of 38-year-old Jeff Scholl was found sometime Thursday night or early Friday morning. Bach says Scholl's body was found under the wreckage of the bridge, and that crews were trying to retrieve the body Friday.

Scholl and two other workers were cast into the swollen Elkhorn River when the bridge collapsed. The other two workers survived.

Hundreds of homes were damaged in the area earlier this week when the river crested. Residents are watching carefully over the next few days, because the river could swell again.



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