Pierre Rescue Squad Diver Recovers Adult Male From Missouri River Monday

(KCCR) — Search and rescue crews from Pierre recover a man from the Missouri River in Fort Pierre Monday morning. The Pierre Fire Department’s Rescue Squad and Dive Team were dispatched Monday around 7:50 am by Central South Dakota Communications to a report of an unoccupied pickup and boat trailer at the 5th Avenue boat ramp in Fort Pierre. The pickup and boat trailer were backed into the boat ramp. As rescue teams arrived on scene they observed the truck and trailer at the ramp and could also see an unoccupied boat floating downstream. A Pierre Dive Team member was deployed into the river and recovered an adult male who was located in the boat ramp area. The Stanley County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man as 67 year-old David Braun of Pierre.  Braun was transported to Avera St. Mary’s hospital by AMR Ambulance where he died. Assisting at the scene were the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department and South Dakota Highway Patrol.