Update: Body discovered at Hippie Hole

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Update:

An update to the search for missing person near Hippie Hole.

The body of 23-year-old Benjamin Authier was discovered this morning (Wednesday ) in the water at Hippie Hole. Authier was reported missing around 7:25 p.m. Tuesday. Authier told friends that he was heading to Hippie Hole, where Pennington County Sheriff’s deputies discovered Authier’s car.

Wednesday morning, the Pennington County Water Rescue Team searched the water and discovered Authier.

Authorities are investigating his death investigation.

Original:
A search is in progress in the Black Hills to find a missing person.

The Pennington County Search and Rescue team started the search Wednesday morning in the Hippie Hole area.

A vehicle has been located and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and Rapid City Police Department are coordinating efforts to find this missing person.