Search continues for missing volunteer firefighter in Genoa

GENOA — First responders in Geona spent much of Monday looking for one of their own. According to the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department’s facebook account, Brett Swantek was reported missing Saturday. The search began at the diversion canal south head gates where Loup River water is sent into the canal. As of Monday night, Swantek had still has not been located. A water rescue team was called earlier in the day and according to the latest post on facebook, the team is “90% positive rain or shine that (Swantek) will surface tonight or tomorrow morning. They think he is within 500 feet from the south head gates (near Genoa).” Officials are asking that first responders gather as many people as possible to line the river banks from the south head gates to the bridge to watch for him and search for him tomorrow morning.