Autopsy provides few answers in Pactola death investigation - KOTA Territory News

Autopsy provides few answers in Pactola death investigation


A Spearfish man is dead after collapsing while fishing at Pactola Reservoir and falling into the basin below the spillway.

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Daniel Eatman was fishing with a relative Wednesday afternoon when he collapsed. Emergency crews removed him from the water but he was pronounced dead en route to Rapid City Regional Hospital.

An autopsy performed Thursday afternoon didn't provide many answers. 

Preliminary results revealed no evidence of trauma.  The cause of death in inconclusive at this time, pending further testing.

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