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MAN MISSING: Feared Dead After Saving Drowning Boy

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A man is missing and a teenage girl is dead after jumping into a river to save a young boy Thursday.

Witnesses say a 6-year-old boy was playing on the rocks on the Big Sioux River in Sioux Falls, South Dakota when he fell into the river. His sister and another man jumped in and pushed the boy to safety, then disappeared into the freezing water.

Police confirmed they switched their search from rescue to recovery early Friday morning. The teenage girl’s body was later found. Firefighters are using hoses to disperse the foam on top of the water as they continue the search for the man.