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Man who jumped in flooded S.D. river to flee authorities suspected to be dead

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MITCHELL, S.D. - Local police announced this morning that they are searching for a man who jumped into the James River while fleeing from authorities overnight.


Mitchell Public Safety Chief Lyndon Overweg made the announcement this morning during a news conference. He declined to divulge the name of the man but said the man is white and about 35 years old.

"If he's in the water, it is not very optimistic at this time," Overweg said about whether the man was still alive.

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