- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) - The Oglala Sioux Tribe has declared a state of emergency as authorities search for three men missing since Saturday.

Twenty-four-year-old Juan Lamont, 21-year-old Tevin Tyon and 23-year-old Tyrell Wilson were last seen in Pine Ridge Saturday afternoon in a silver 2006 Buick Lacrosse with license plate F2893.

Tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele has called for additional resources from other tribes and government agencies. The Argus Leader reports search efforts have been delayed by muddy roads on the reservation, and the proclamation requests planes and helicopters to help in the search.

Lamont’s mother told the Rapid City Journal that the men told a friend they were going for a ride in the country. Police Chief Eugenio White Hawk speculates they might have crashed or gotten stuck in the mud somewhere.

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