Bodies Of Two Flood Victims Recovered In South Dakota

The bodies of two men lost in flood waters in South Dakota have been recovered. Authorities in South Dakota say the garbage truck the two men were in was found in the flooded James River near Mitchell.

The two men, a 61 year old driver and 46 year old passenger, were last seen leaving the landfill in Mitchell last Thursday. On Saturday, investigators saw that a highway guardrail near the James River had been damaged. Searchers were then later able to locate the truck.

Officials with the South Dakota Highway Patrol say the bodies of the men were inside the truck when it was pulled from the flooded river on Sunday. It's not clear yet what caused the crash, but investigators believe equipment failure likely caused the crash. The incident remains under investigation and the names of the two men has not yet been released.

The men's deaths are the fourth and fifth casualties from the recent historic flooding, while two men remain missing here in Nebraska.


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