Girl, man presumed drowned in the Big Sioux River - KOTA Territory News

Update: Crews recover teen's body from Big Sioux River


      SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ Crews have recovered the body of a teenager who drowned in Sioux Falls after trying to save her 6-year-old brother from an icy river.
    Sioux Falls Fire Chief Jim Sideras says 16-year-old Madison Leigh Wallace's body was found Friday afternoon.
    Wallace jumped into the Big Sioux River at Falls Park on Thursday night after her 6-year-old brother either fell into the frothing water or became obscured by the gathering foam. Sideras has said Garrett Martin Wallace was not injured.
    The body of a Sioux Falls man who jumped in to help, 28-year-old Lyle Francis Eagletail, has not been recovered.

(Original Story)

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ Police have released the names of a 16-year-old girl and a 28-year-old man presumed drowned after they were dragged away by a fast-moving, icy river in Sioux Falls as they tried to save the girl's 6-year-old brother.
    Sioux Falls Fire Chief Jim Sideras says emergency crews searching the Big Sioux River at Falls Park changed their focus from rescue to recovery early Friday.
    Sideras says Garrett Martin Wallace, of Vermillion, was climbing on rocks Thursday evening when he disappeared into the icy water or massive amounts of gathering foam.
    The boy's sister, Madison Leigh Wallace, jumped in to save him but was swept away. Lyle Francis Eagletail, of Sioux Falls, also jumped in to help but he disappeared in the freezing water.
    The boy was pulled ashore.


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