Three individuals received lifesaving commendations from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks at the Codington County Commission meeting this week. 

Austin Norton, A Day County Conservation Officer recognized Joel and Emily Eisenbraun of Watertown and Thomas Giza of Webster for their heroic efforts on October 19th, 2019 which helped save the lives of two men and their dog when their boat overturned while hunting on Bitter Lake.  Austin Norton..... 

The body of the third man, Anthony Larson, 38 was recovered later that morning.  The Eisenbrauns and Giza were presented with a commendation from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.   

Also recognized at the meeting by the Game, Fish and Parks, was the Codington County Search and Rescue Team.   Team Commander Larry Howard received the award on-behalf of the team..... 

Norton said the Game, Fish and Parks he has been involved in countless rescue and recovery missions with the team over the years and is grateful for the resources they provide to the area.   

 

 

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