Man Drowns Trying To Swim Across Flandreau Dam

Moody County First Responders responded to a drowning at the Flandreau Dam around 10 p.m. on Thursday evening. 

Witnesses stated the victim, 22-year-old Kenneth Bursheim III, had jumped into the waters in attempt to swim across the lower dam, but ultimately succumbed to the currents. Bursheim was recovered around 3 a.m. early Friday morning after multiple hour search.

The following agencies aided in the recovery process: Moody County Sheriff’s Office, Flandreau Police Department, Flandreau Fire Department, Colman Fire Department, Trent Fire Department, South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and Brookings Fire Department.

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