Two Missing in Sioux Falls After Rescuing Boy from River

By KBJR News 1

Due to a recent rain storm, the current is strong creating foam that rises nearly ten feet above the surface of the water in some spots along the Big Sioux River.

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    Rescue crews are using hoses to lower the rise of the foam along the river as they continue to search for 16-year-old Madison Leigh Wallace and 28-year-old Lyle Francis Eagle Tail.

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March 15, 2013 Updated Mar 15, 2013 at 11:55 AM CDT

Sioux Falls, SD (NNCNOW.com) --- Two people are still missing in Sioux Falls after witnesses say they jumped into freezing waters to save a 6 year old boy.

According to KDLT, 6-year-old Garrett Martin Wallace, of Vermillion, fell into the river around six o'clock on Thursday evening at Falls Park.

His sister, 16-year-old Madison Leigh Wallace of Vermillion, and 28-year-old Lyle Francis Eagle Tail of Sioux Falls, attempted to save the boy.

Some witnesses say that Wallace and Eagle Tail pushed the boy up onto the rocks. The boy was safe with his mother moments after the incident.

Both Madison Wallace and Lyle Eagle Tail are still missing.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue says they have switched from rescue mode to recovery mode because too much time has passed.

Crews are working against the Big Sioux River's strong current and a lot of foam that rises nearly ten feet above the surface of the water in some spots.

Firefighters used hoses to try and blow the foam away.

For more information, log onto KDLT's website.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns