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Search ends for missing St. Helena man

The search for a missing St. Helena man is over.

The body of 61 year-old Roy Reichle was recovered Thursday along the Missouri River.

According to a press release from the National Park Service, Reichle, 61, was discovered and removed from a hole in the ice on a back channel of the Missouri River around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office dispatch notified a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officer of an individual who was overdue in the area of the Discovery Bridge at the south edge of Yankton.

Reichle was believed to have been hiking along the south shore of the Missouri River about one mile upriver from the Meridian and Discovery bridges Tuesday night.  

Law enforcement searched the area Wednesday but were unable to locate Reichle. The searched resumed Thursday morning.

A multi-agency search involved the National Park Service, Nebraska Game and Parks; Nebraska State Patrol, including Aviation Support Division and Police Service Dog Division; South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks; Yankton County Emergency Management; Cedar County Sheriff’s Office; Cedar County Emergency Management; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Crofton Volunteer Fire and Rescue; and Wynot Fire Department.