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South Dakota Flood #223359

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1972
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(Studio) Tourism begins at this season in South Dakota, but this year flood has swept through area. Death toll revised downward to 178 when duplications discovered.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rapid City, South Dakota) Several thousand volunteers organization to get city back on feet in wake of disaster. Debris scattered over many miles. Scuba divers search for victims. [Rescue organization gives orders on operation.] Many bodies believed trapped in and under wreckage. At Mt. Rushmore, many tourists had been camping out when flood hit. 7 bodies of young children lay unclaimed at temporary morgue, probably children of campers who also perished.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Rapid City, South Dakota) Radio broadcasts used to reunite families. [KOTA radio broadcasts names and locations of people missing.] At rescue headquarters, missing persons bureau set up. [Mrs. Donald FREY - says neighbors saw her mother's house moving down valley. Says mother not in funeral homes.] Rescue officials ask people of United States to make limited calls to city inquiring about well-being of relatives, so that lines won't be so tied up.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike;
Plante, Bill

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