Rapid City, SD (KROC-AM News)- Authorities in western South Dakota recovered the body of a missing Mantorville man at the bottom of a cliff Wednesday. 

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A news release from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 24-year-old Alex Verburg. He was reported missing to the Rapid City Police Department around 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Investigators found his vehicle in an area near the Stratobowl Trailhead southwest of Rapid City that evening. 

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Officials conducted a ground search Tuesday evening but had to suspend it due to darkness, the news release says. The search resumed on Wednesday morning and crews found Verburg deceased in a rugged area at the bottom of a cliff. 

Pennington County Search and Rescue Personnel were able to reach Verburg’s body through a vertical recovery. The news release says authorities do not believe foul play was involved in the young man’s death but are continuing to investigate the incident. 

 

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