Boy, 16, dies in Pennington County; alcohol may be factor

RAPID CITY, S.D. Authorities are investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy at a home in Pennington County.

The sheriff's office says deputies and a medical unit were sent to the home early Saturday on a report of a teenager who was not breathing. Authorities arrived and determined the boy was dead.

An autopsy is scheduled Monday. Initial indications suggest alcohol may have been a factor in the boy's death. His name has not been released.

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office and Rapid City police are investigating.

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