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2 hikers rescued June 24 in Custer County

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Emergency workers rescued two hikers in the Little Devil’s Tower trailhead area on Friday, June 24, the Custer County Search and Rescue Team said in Facebook post. The rescue team received a call at 1:30 p.m. of two hikers in distress from possible...
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A spike in rescue calls in Custer County brings a reminder to be prepared before you hike

CUSTER, S.D. (KELO.com) — Custer County, South Dakota, Search and Rescue is reminding hikers to be prepared when heading into the wilderness. Friday afternoon, they received a report of two hikers in distress from possible dehydration and heat exhaustion after becoming lost. The rescue, which took four hours due to the distance and terrain, included one hiker needing to be wheeled to a UTV where she was then taken to an ambulance. Custer County Search and Rescue says if you are going to be hiking the hills, carry more water than you think you’ll need, along with maps, food, and outerwear for that afternoon thunderstorm.
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Woman injured by buffalo

A woman was hospitalized following an encounter with a buffalo near Wildlife Loop Road last Thursday morning. At 11:21 a.m. a call came to Custer County Dispatch reporting a 19-year-old Colorado woman had been hit by a buffalo, had an injured leg and could not walk. Custer State Park reported...
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Arengo attends Army Airborne School

U.S. Army Corporal Jericho L. Arengo, a 2017 Custer High School graduate, recently traveled to Ft. Benning, Ga., from his post at Ft. Bragg, N.C. to attend the U.S. Army’s Airborne School. The school, also known as “Jump School,” consists of three weeks of intense training beginning with “Ground...
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Fall danger is real when hiking in the Black Hills

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — On Tuesday, two children fell into a ravine in Badlands National Park while hiking near a campsite. Two days before that, a boy fell 12 feet from a rock formation in Custer State Park. In both of these incidents, children sustained injuries from their...
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10-year-old boy rescued in Badlands Tuesday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — Two children were rescued after falling into a ravine Tuesday morning. According to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, the Pennington County Search and Rescue executed a high angle rope rescue to reach two kids in Badlands National Park. Authorities say a 10-year-old boy and his sister were hiking near the family’s campsite in the Boondock Camping Ground in the Badlands.
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Officials remind hikers texting 911 is an option

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. (KELO) — This article and headline have been updated to clarify that while texting 911 can be more reliable in low-signal situations, calling 911 should be the first option when possible. Crews in Custer County had to rescue two hikers Tuesday afternoon. Both calls were...
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10-year-old boy rescued after fall at Custer State Park

CUSTER COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) — A 10-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after he fell and hit his head at Custer State Park. Custer County Search & Rescue says crews were called to Gulch Trail below Sylvan Lake Sunday afternoon. The boy fell around 12 feet off some rocks.
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District 30 Senate recount next week

The official recount in the election for District 30 senator will take place next Monday and Tuesday. When the election results were tallied for the primary election June 7, current senator Julie Frye-Mueller was ahead of challenger Tim Goodwin, a current District 30 representative, by the thinnest of margins, capturing 2,848 votes compared to Goodwin’s 2,802. This was within the margin for Goodwin to request a recount.
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Eight Days in Custer County

Life Struggles Suicide Prevention Group, 6 p.m., Custer VFW. Civil Air Patrol, 6:30 p.m., Custer County Airport. Hermosa Annual Community Wide Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Argyle Fire Department Pancake Feed, 8 a.m. to noon, Argyle Fire Department Fire Hall, 1200 Mountain Lion Lane, freewill donation. Monday, June...
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Boy seriously injured in fall along trail in Custer State Park

A 10-year-old boy was seriously hurt after a fall in Custer State Park yesterday afternoon (June 19, 2022). Custer County authorities say they were paged to the Sunday Gulch Trail System below Sylvan Lake just before 5pm for a report of a young boy who had fallen about 12 feet off some rocks. The report said he had hit his head in the fall.
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Boy seriously injured while hiking in Custer State Park

CUSTER, S.D (Dakota News Now) - A 10-year-old boy was seriously hurt after a fall in Custer State Park Sunday afternoon. Custer County authorities say they were paged to the Sunday Gulch Trail System below Sylvan Lake just before 5:00 p.m. for a report of a young boy who had fallen about 12 feet off some rocks. The report said he had hit his head in the fall.
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