As the temperature begins to drop, concerns are rising for three men who are still missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 

The Oglala Sioux Tribe declared a state of emergency and have has asked all tribal entities to allow leave for staff to help with the search efforts. 

They’ve been missing for almost a week now. Juan Lamont, Tevin Tyon, and Tyrell Wilson were last seen in Pine Ridge at around 2:00 PM on Saturday. 

The latest information we received from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is that a group of around 250 volunteers have been working with 10 different agencies. 

The crews have been searching gravel roads, ravines, and waterways to try and find the three men. The South Dakota Highway Patrol has also been looking at the area from the air. 

Bessie Lebeau, chair lady of the Ogala Sioux Tribe Pine Ridge District, says most of the reservation has been searched, and believes the men might have left the reservation. 

 Dorothy Tyon, Tevin Tyon’s mother, says they start searching in the morning until 9 or 10 o’clock and night, as they hope to bring her son home. 

“We’re still remaining hopeful. We’re not going to give up. That’s our motto, never give up,” Tyon said. 

The search is also happening on social media. There’s a Facebook page where people have been coordinating search efforts and giving updates. It’s a very active page, with more than 6,000 members. 

The three men were in a silver 2006 Buick Lacrosse, with license plate F2893. 
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety at 605-867-5111 or 605-867-1463.