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Reuters, Published March 16 2013

SD teen's body recovered from icy river after she tried to save brother

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The body of a South Dakota teenager who drowned when she jumped into an icy river to save her 6-year-old brother has been recovered, an emergency official said Saturday.

Recovery crews pulled 16-year-old Madison Leigh Wallace’s body from the Big Sioux River late Friday, Michael Koopman, with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, said.

Investigators believe the girl jumped into the river when her younger brother, Garrett Martin Wallace, fell into the water on Thursday night. The 6-year-old boy was able to get out and was not injured, Koopman said.

Authorities are still searching for the body of Lyle Francis Eagletail, 28, a passerby who jumped into the river to try to help the drowning teen and was apparently swept away with her, Koopman said.