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Published June 10, 2011, 06:09 AM

Man's Body Recovered from Dakota Ag Coop. Corn Bin

Kindred, ND (WDAY-TV) -- After more than nine hours of searching, rescue crews recovered the body of a North Fargo man trapped in corn at the Dakota Ag Cooperative in Kindred early Friday morning.

By: Travis Skonseng, WDAY

Kindred, ND (WDAY-TV) -- After more than nine hours of searching, rescue crews recovered the body of a North Fargo man trapped in corn at the Dakota Ag Cooperative in Kindred early Friday morning.

Rescue crews found the 22-year-old’s boy at about 2:20 am.

Crews say they had difficultly finding the man after he became stuck under tons of corn and in a hole at the storage building.

The victim was moving corn when the accident happened at 5:00 pm Thursday.

Co-workers found his tractor running and him not in it…. authorities aren't sure why he left the tractor.

Firefighters from Kindred, Leonard, Davenport, and Fargo arrived with heavy rescue equipment, but ran into problems.

A sloped floor in the large building caused corn to keep caving in.

Four volunteer firefighters nearly became trapped as well.

“Things like this are tough because a family's life was changed forever tonight,” says Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney. “We're glad we could bring him home. We're glad that we were able to recover him. Took a long time. It was a very unstable situation, very unstable.”

The building was full of corn.... It can hold up to 3-point-8 million bushels.

The man had worked at the Dakota Ag Coop since November.

Management says they’ll meet later today to discuss the incident.

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