- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

MARTY, S.D. (AP) - A 24-year-old man drowned Saturday afternoon in the Missouri River south of Marty after being swept away by the current during a storm.

Yankton Sioux Police Chief Chris Saunsoci tells The Daily Republic that a group of people were swimming at a beach area about 5 miles south of Marty when the man disappeared.

Tribal officials with help from the Wagner Fire Department deployed a search party including multiple boats and a scuba diver, and found the man’s body about three hours later. He wasn’t immediately identified.

Saunsoci says the storm that rolled through played a role in the man’s death.

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Information from: The Daily Republic, https://www.mitchellrepublic.com


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