Body Found Near Mount Rushmore National Memorial

KELO MT. Rushmore

A body has been found near a popular climbing area just northwest of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Pennington County Search & Rescue was dispatched to the scene along Highway 244 at about 11:30 a.m. Friday to help recover the body. Authorities say it was discovered about 400 feet above the road in rocky, vertical terrain inside national park boundaries.

The individuals who found the body said it appeared someone had fallen while climbing on the rocks in the area.

No other information was immediately available.

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