Wall Lake

Washington Senior Hospitalized After Diving at Wall Lake

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A regular swimming trip at Wall Lake has turned into tragedy for one Sioux Falls family. The incident has left a Washington High School senior in the hospital for the last four weeks and counting. “I’m one of those parents when you think nothing like this is going to happen to your child,” says Linda Paulson. Paulson’s…

Ice Fishing Season Lasting Longer Than Last Year’s

HARTFORD, S.D. – For fishermen and women, nothing warms their harm more than the cold. “They just love to be out on the ice and fishing and the longer they can do it the better and this year’s been a great year for them,” said Jeremy Rakowicz of South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks. This year has been longer and…

Keeping The Water ‘Dry’

Game, Fish and Parks officers are combating boating under the influence

WALL LAKE, S.D. – Drinking alcohol while boating continues to be a dangerous issue statewide. In the last two years, two people have drowned in South Dakota on the 4th of July weekend in incidents involving alcohol. So this year, conservation officers are taking a preventative approach. Even though Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year, many still…

Camp Counselor Averts Tragedy At Wall Lake With Safety Measures

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities say a camp counselor averted tragedy thanks to safety measures and a quick response. The woman was with a group of campers from a local organization this morning at Wall Lake. Authorities say the counselor was kayaking when she went missing around 11:45 a.m. and that others in the group called 911 right away. The…