Bodies Recovered Near Pierre

The bodies of two people have been recovered from the Missouri River near Farm Island southeast of Pierre.

Hughes County Sheriff Patrick Callahan says a report was received just after 11 PM Wednesday of two missing individuals last seen fishing at Farm Island. Sheriff’s Deputies and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Conservation officers began a search of the area. Divers and drones from the Pierre Fire Department Rescue Squad and Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management were also employed in the search. The missing individuals were recovered a short time later.

Callahan says names of the victims are not being released and the incident remains an active investigation. A number of agencies are assisted in the effort to recover the victims including the Stanley County Sheriff’s Office, Pierre Police and Fire Departments and A-M-R Ambulance.