RAPID CITY, S.D. — A man emergency crews pulled from Memorial Pond early Tuesday morning, July 2, has died, according to authorities.
Just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Pennington County 911 received multiple reports of an individual drowning in Memorial Pond.
Witnesses on scene said a man went into the water for a swim, went under and did not resurface. Based on witness statements, the individual was estimated to have been 30 to 40 feet from shore.
The victim was not visible to firefighters from shore. Rescue divers searched the area where he was last seen.
Two rescue divers entered what authorities described as the "murky" water of Memorial Pond and quickly found the man, who was pulled from the water unconscious and not breathing.
Following standard cold-water drowning protocol, the victim was taken to an awaiting ambulance where resuscitation efforts were initiated. He was transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
No foul play is suspected. Authorities are not identifying the man until family can be notified.