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Published March 15, 2013, 08:39 PM

Two people die after drowning in the Big Sioux River

(WDAY TV) -- A tragic story from Sioux Falls tonight.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- A tragic story from Sioux Falls tonight.

2 people died, after saving a 6-year old boy from the Big Sioux River.

28-year old Lyle Eagletail and 16-year old Madison Wallace jumped in to save Madison's 6-year old brother, who had fallen into the fast moving, icy river.

Emergency crews are not only fighting a strong current, but also a lot of river foam.

Garrett Wallace, of Vermillion, was climbing on rocks Thursday night, when he disappeared into the river and massive amounts of foam.

The boy was pulled to safety. Madison's body was recovered. Eagletail is still missing.