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Man Loses Life After Becoming Trapped In Grain Silo
Updated May 5, 2013 12:07 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(LAPEL, IN) - A Madison County man lost his life when he became trapped in a grain silo and was buried beneath the more than 89-thousand bushels of soybeans stored within the structure.

The body of 50-year-old Jim Leach of Lapel was recovered Wednesday night after a 10-hour rescue mission.

Emergency responders punched a hole in the side of the grain silo and used vacuum trucks built to pump sewage to drain the silo.

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