Lights and Sirens

UPDATE: Helicopter Assisting Authorities Locate Man Thought To Be Near Big Sioux River

UPDATE: On Tuesday, at 2:36 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office sent out a statement saying, “Missing Person James Koopsma has been located.” No further details were made available.

Original story posted 12:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 2019:

Fairview, SD — A man that was last thought to have been in the Big Sioux River area is missing, and authorities are seeking the public’s help to find him.

The Lincoln County, South Dakota Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate 61-year-old James “Jim” Koopsma of rural Fairview, SD. They tell us he was last seen on Saturday and was reportedly going hunting around the Fairview area.

Those at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office tell us that Koopsma should be driving a 2007 black GMC Sierra 1500 truck with SD plates BADDFST.

At last report, Lincoln County Deputies were on the ground searching as well as in the Avera Care Flight Helicopter. They were focusing their efforts near the Big Sioux River. They were doubling down their efforts to try to find Koopsma before the winter storm hit.

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