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1 kayaker drowns, 1 rescued in Covell Lake in Sioux Falls

June 16, 2019 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say one person drowned while another was rescued after two kayaks capsized on Covell Lake in Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls police said in a statement Sunday that they got a report around 8:15 p.m. Saturday that two kayakers had capsized and were struggling to make it to shore.

One kayaker was rescued by lifeguards from the nearby Terrace Park pool and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Rescue crews found the body of the second kayaker around midnight.

The victim’s name was not immediately released, pending notification of relatives.