Man dies in Waseca County grain binPublished 9:57am Thursday, September 13, 2012
JANESVILLE — A 19-year-old man has died in a Waseca County grain bin.examine
Jared Weckwerth was helping a farmer near Janesville remove grain from the bin Tuesday when he went inside and fell into the corn.
When others at the farm realized Weckwerth was missing, they called for help.
The Sheriff’s Office says rescuers cut holes in the side of the bin to get the corn out quickly, but Weckwerth had died by the time his body was found.
Rescuers from Janesville Fire and Rescue, the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office, Waseca Fire and Rescue and New Richland Fire and Rescue responded.