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Boy Dies In Accidental Pool Drowning

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A boy drowned Tuesday evening in an apartment complex pool in northern Sioux Falls. Details are limited.  A KDLT crew at the scene reports that first responders were at Turning Leaf Apartments just after 5:30 p.m.  According to Sioux Falls police, when officers arrived to the outdoor pool in the 1300 block of North Cleveland Avenue,…

Sioux Falls Officials Address Safety After 5-Year-Old Girl Drowns At Falls Park

Sioux Falls, S.D. – 5-year-old Maggie Jo Zaiger of Audobon, Iowa is the third drowning victim at Falls Park since 2013. “Don’t try and jump in yourself, don’t waste time.  Immediately call 911,” says Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Brad Goodroad. A similar situation occurred in 2013 where two people drowned after jumping into the river to save a special…

Family Member ID’s Missouri River Drowning Victim

A family member of a Florida man who drowned near elk point confirmed his identity today. The Union County Sheriff says a cousin of 27-year-old Chris Reeves of Tallahassee Florida made the confirmation this morning. Preliminary reports shows reeves drowned but a toxicology report is still pending. Reeves’ body was found in the Missouri river last week. He was boating…

Sioux Falls Man Honored For June Water Rescue

Michael Voigt Receives Highest Civilian Honor From Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On June 10, Andy Morris, 25, and Brayden Nielsen, 17, were training a lab for water fowl hunting. A windy day at Scotts Slough near Hartford created tough conditions. One throw took a dummy too far out. “Me, being like every other guy in the nation, thought I could go out and swim it and save…

Drowning Victim’s Family Return To Falls Park

On the fourth anniversary, the Wallace's are honoring their daughter's loving legacy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s been four years since a tragic accident shook Sioux Falls. A 6-year-old boy fell into the Big Sioux River at Falls Park, and his older sister, 16-year-old Madison Wallace and a bystander, 28-year-old Lyle Eagle Tail died trying to save him. They drowned after jumping into the rushing water. Today, the Wallace’s returned to Falls…