BREAKING: Bodies of two people recovered from Missouri River near Pierre

KCCR/Pierre

July 22, 2021

PIERRE, S.D.–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 p.m. 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 bodies of 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.