UPDATE: Man who drowned at Palisades State Park was an international student
UPDATE: The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office says the 19-year-old man who drowned at Palisades State Park Saturday was an international student.
Efforts are being made to notify the man's family.
The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to KSFY that the body of a 19-year-old man who drowned at Palisades State Park Saturday has been recovered.
The body was recovered around 11:00 a.m. Sunday.
Minnehaha County emergency management officials say the man was found in a hole about 12 feet deep. His name has not been released.
The park reopened Sunday after the man's body was recovered.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Authorities are continuing their search for a man who may have drowned at Palisades State Park Saturday.
Sgt. Scott Dubbe with the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office said crews began searching for the 19-year-old again Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
Crews responded to the call just after 5 p.m. Saturday.
Friends told authorities that the man jumped off a rock near the lower picnic area, but shortly after they lost sight of him and called emergency responders.
Dubbe said that after unsuccessful rescue efforts, crews began recovery efforts, which were suspended at once it was dark.
Authorities say a 19-year-old man may have drowned at Palisades State Park Saturday.
Officials with the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s office say the man isn’t from this immediate area.
Deputies say the man jumped off a rock into the water in the lower picnic area of the park. The depth of the water in that area can vary from just one foot deep to 20 feet deep.
Several area agencies are working to recover the man’s body.
The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, Minnehaha County Emergency Management, and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue are all on scene.