'Impossible to get yourself out': Iowa man dies after being trapped in grain bin

12 months ago

Dewitt news, Iowa news.

Authorities in Dewitt, Iowa said that a man died after being trapped in a partially filled grain bin Wednesday.

Deputies and firefighters with Dewitt and Clinton County departments rushed to the scene in the 200 block of 320th Avenue at around 7:15 p.m.

Firefighters managed to get the victim out of the bin but by that time, he was dead. The victim's identity was not revealed pending next of kin notification.

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    “It can bring you faster than you actually realize,” farmer Chad Petersen said.

    “It's very difficult, if not impossible to get yourself out in flowing grain.”