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UPDATE: Lancaster grain bin death ruled an accident

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LANCASTER, Wis. (KWWL) - The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the death of a nine-year-old boy at a rural Lancaster, Wisconsin, farm was a "tragic accident."

The sheriff's office was called to 2558 Dry Hollow Road in Liberty Township at around 11:18 a.m. on July 10 after a boy had become trapped in a grain bin.

Deputies originally said that nine-year-old Nathan M. Sensenig was in the bin helping family members clear the auger that had become stuck.

After further investigation, authorities have determined that the auger was never inoperable and Sensenig had instead climbed the ladder into the bin for an unknown reason and fell in.

Authorities say the father was told by other children that the boy was missing and realized the boy was in the bin.

Sheriff Nate Dreckman says the investigation is complete and is ruled an "unfortunate, tragic accident."
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