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Search for missing Beaver City man scaled back, but still active

Search for missing Beaver City man scaled back, but still active
Courtesy/NSP. Larry Hardenbrook

Beaver City, Neb. — The Furnas County Sheriff’s Office and Beaver City Fire and Rescue have scaled-back large-scale search efforts for Larry Hardenbrook. Sheriff Doug Brown gives an update…

Hardenbrook, of Beaver City, was last seen at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 14. He left on foot with no coat, according to an Endangered Missing Advisory issued last week by the Nebraska State Patrol. More than 1,300 man hours were contributed to the search by Furnas County law enforcement, fire departments and EMS crews from Cambridge, Arapahoe, Holbrook, Wilsonville, Oxford, Edison, Beaver City and Red Willow Western, according to a news release issued Saturday.

Hardenbrook is 78 years old, about 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, with white hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweater, jeans and brown dress shoes. He wears a bracelet with his name on it.

Ground search teams covered more than 500 miles on foot in exteme weather conditions. Volunteer mounted horse patrols searched remote areas and river bottom.

Authorities wish to acknowledge and thank the Nebraska State Patrol for assistance with K9 officers and helicopter air support.

Search teams have been supported by the Beaver City community,
which provided several meals to keep search teams in the field.

Members of the public have donated time and equipment to the search including the use of UTVs provided by Plains Equipment Group. Furnas County Roads department employees and other Furnas County employees also joined in the search efforts.

Members of the public that own property in Beaver City or within a 15-mile radius of Beaver City are asked to search any property that has not previously been searched.

Authorities and family will continue to circulate a photograph and description of Mr. Hardenbrook. Any person with information should contact the Furnas County Sheriff at 308-268-2245.

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