Police: One Dead After Big Sioux River Water Rescue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person has died after authorities say they jumped into the Big Sioux River Monday night.

Police were called to the spillway around 11:45 p.m. after a report of someone jumping off the pedestrian bridge. Crews found the person shortly after 1 a.m. near Cliff Avenue, which is more than a mile away from the spillway.

Crews pulled the person from the water, into a boat and life-saving efforts were performed on scene.

The person was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities are not releasing the name or the gender of the person rescued

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