Crews recover teen's body from icy Sioux Falls river

2013-03-15T14:04:00Z 2013-11-18T16:51:32Z Crews recover teen's body from icy Sioux Falls riverThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 15, 2013 2:04 pm  • 

SIOUX FALLS | Crews have recovered the body of a teenager who drowned in Sioux Falls after trying to save her 6-year-old brother from an icy river.

Sioux Falls Fire Chief Jim Sideras says 16-year-old Madison Leigh Wallace's body was found Friday afternoon.

Wallace jumped into the Big Sioux River at Falls Park on Thursday night after her 6-year-old brother either fell into the frothing water or became obscured by the gathering foam. Sideras has said Garrett Martin Wallace was not injured.

The body of a Sioux Falls man who jumped in to help, 28-year-old Lyle Francis Eagletail, has not been recovered.

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    ZAR - March 15, 2013 11:28 pm
    God speed Madison, your bravery and love for your brother will not go unoticed in the afterlife! If we could all be so brave as you this world would be a far better place!
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