Two children in the Badlands are saved by Pennington County Search and Rescue

INTERIOR, S.D. – A 10-year-old boy and his sister were hiking near their family’s campsite in the Badlands, when they fell into a ravine around 9:00 am on Tuesday.
Pennington County Search and Rescue executed a high angle rope rescue in the Boondock Camping Ground to retrieve the two children two hours later. They were both rescued with non-life threatening injuries.
The 10-year old boy was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Monument Health Rapid City Hospital with a suspected broken wrist and possible concussion.
Agencies responding include Interior Fire Department, Pennington County Search and Rescue, Pennington Count Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Fire Department, Wall Fire Department, National Park Service and Black Hills Life Flight.
The family was visiting from Illinois.
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