Man found dead in drainage ditch in Rapid City


RAPID CITY, S.D. – A man was found dead in a drainage ditch near the intersection of E. Philadelphia Street and Cherry Avenue on Saturday, according to police.

The man, in his early 30s, was determined to be deceased and medical personnel assisted in removing him from the water.

Law enforcement noted no preliminary signs of trauma or indications of foul play.

Detectives later learned the man was last seen intoxicated leaving his nearby residence the evening prior.

An autopsy has been scheduled, and the investigation into this unattended death remains open and ongoing.

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