Update: Crews remove body of Lyle Eagle Tail from Big Sioux Rive - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

Update: Crews remove body of Lyle Eagle Tail from Big Sioux River

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Sioux Falls authorities have recovered the body of Lyle Eagletail from the Big Sioux River, Saturday afternoon.

Eagletail, 28, had been missing since Thursday evening. That's when he tried to help save a 6-year-old boy who either fell into the frothing water or became obscured by the gathering foam.

The boy later emerged and was not injured. The boy's sister, Madison Leigh Wallace, 16, also jumped in. Her body was located Friday afternoon.

Crews resumed the search at 8:00 a.m., Saturday. Eagletail's body was found just after 2:00 p.m. The ambulance has left the park carrying Eagletail's body and KSFY's Bridget Bennett says crews are beginning to pack up. This completes their recovery efforts.

Falls Park is closed until further notice.

Eagletail's family was seen joined together in a prayer circle at the park, shortly after the body was discovered.

We will have more details tonight on KSFY News at 6:00.

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