Body of Elk Point man, 96, discovered in ditch
UNION COUNTY, S.D. — The body of a 96-year-old Elk Point man was discovered in a burnt out ditch in rural Union County on Wednesday afternoon.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Bernard Hall. Authorities say foul play is not suspected.
According to witnesses, Hall was burning the field and road ditch just south of Country Road 1-B before he died.
Fire crews extinguished the fire, which was still burning when his body was found.
An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.