UPDATE: Boy killed after getting trapped in grain bin identified

UPDATED Wednesday, July 16, 2014 --- 10:40 a.m.

Grant Co. Sheriff's Officials have identified the 9-year-old boy who died after getting trapped in a grain bin last week.

The boy's name is Nathan Sensenig.

Authorities have also released updated information on the investigation. It was previously thought that Sensenig fell into the grain bin while trying to fix an auger. New information shows that the equipment was not plugged or inoperable, and the boy climbed the ladder into the bin for unknown reasons and fell in.

Authorities have ruled the incident as an accident.


Posted Thursday, July 10, 2014 --- 1:44 p.m.

Grant Co. Sheriff's officials say a 9-year-old boy is dead after being trapped in a grain bin.

Rescue crews were called to 2558 Dry Hollow Road in Liberty Township at 11:18 Thursday morning.

Rescuers found the boy at 12:35. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say that the bin's auger became stuck. The boy and several family members tried to fix the auger, and the boy became trapped inside the half-full, 7,000-8,000 bushel bin.

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