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UPDATE: Grant County officials say 9-year-old boy died in grain bin accident

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UPDATE (WKOW) --- Grant County officials tell 27 News that a 9-year-old boy has died after being stuck in a grain bin.

It happened around 12:35 p.m. when the family was trying to fix an auger in the grain bin that had become stuck.  The boy was helping his father unclog the auger when he became trapped in the bin. Emergency crews arrived within minutes but weren't able to free the child in time.

The incident happened at 2558 Dry Hollow Road in Liberty Township. The Southwest Wisconsin Regional Technical Rescue Team started cutting the metal siding of the grain bin in an attempt to drain the corn and free the child.

"It was about half full of corn, three quarters full of corn, and just mainly the dad couldn't get him out," Grant County Chief Deputy Jack Johnson says. "It became a rescue effort to try and get all the corn out and get the child out."

The Med Flight helicopter and Lancaster ambulance were standing by to rush the child to the hospital, but just after 12:30 p.m., rescue workers found the boy's body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office says they are not pursuing any criminal charges against the family or anyone in else in connection with this incident. They said children working near grain bins is fairly common in the area, but they'd like to extend a warning to all farmers that this incident shows just how dangerous grain bins can actually be.


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UPDATE (WKOW) --- Firefighters on scene of a farm outside of Lancaster say they are trying to rescue someone out of a grain bin. 


Med flight is on scene now waiting nearby.

Firefighters tell 27 News the person has not yet been rescued.

The emergency began just over an hour ago now.  We will continue to update this story here.

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GRANT COUNTY (WKOW) --- Grant County Sheriff's Department is on the scene of an "emergency situation" outside of Lancaster.  They will not release any information at this time. 

We have a crew on the way and will update as we find out more.


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