Missing Nebraska man’s body found

Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 7:16 AM CDT
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CASS COUNTY, Neb. (WOWT) - The body of John Zarkowski, 72, has been more than two weeks after he was reported missing.

A family member reported him missing earlier this month after he was last seen at Buccaneer Bay in Plattsmouth.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that divers with Adventures on Purpose began to search for him on Tuesday. While getting ready to work the case, the team said it received a call from Chaos Divers, saying it was believed Zarkowski had driven his SUV into the Missouri River.

Around 5:30 p.m., divers were able to locate a vehicle in the river outside of Plattsmouth. At 7:45 p.m., they confirmed it was Zarkowski’s vehicle.

The recovery team said the Missouri River current made the vehicle recovery difficult, but the team was able to pull the vehicle from the water at 12:59 p.m. Wednesday and confirm he was inside.

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