Two die trapped inside grain bin

July 29, 2010 10:07:29 AM PDT
Authorities say two young men have died and another is in serious condition after becoming trapped inside a grain bin in northwestern Illinois. The Carroll County sheriff's department says 19-year-old Alejandro Pacas and 14-year-old Wyatt Whitebread were pulled from the grain bin after 10 p.m. Wednesday and pronounced dead.

A spokeswoman at St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford says 20-year-old William Piper remains in serious condition Thursday.

Rescue workers were called to the bin in Mount Carroll, about 120 miles west of Chicago, around 10 a.m. Wednesday. They cut holes in the side of the bin and drained thousands of pounds of corn to get to the men.

Haasbach LLC, which owns the bin, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.


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