Grant Co. Boy, 9, Dies after Being Trapped in Grain Bin

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in southwestern Wisconsin say a 9-year-old boy has died after becoming trapped in a grain bin on his family's farm.

The Grant County sheriff's office says crews were sent to the farm outside of Lancaster just after 11 a.m. Thursday.

WKOW-TV reports the family was trying to fix an auger in the grain bin that had become stuck. The boy was helping other family members when he became trapped in the half-full bin.

Chief Sheriff's Deputy Jack Johnson says rescuers found the boy around 12:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The boy's name was not immediately released. Lancaster is about 160 miles southwest of Milwaukee.


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