NORTH MANCHESTER — A North Manchester man died Monday in a grain bin entrapment at Ind. 13 and County Road 850 North, Chester Township, according to a statement from Wabash County Sheriff Department (WCSD) Chief Deputy J. Tyler Guenin.
At around 1:22 p.m., Wabash Central Dispatch notified first responders of a possible grain bin entrapment at 8479 North Ind. 13 in North Manchester, according to Guenin.
“First responder personnel was on-scene within four minutes of the call,” Guenin said. “Due to the level of soybeans within the bin, first responders cut several large holes at the base of the bin, and began removing the contents.”
Guenin stated a St. Vincent Health StatFlight Helicopter responded and was on the ground during the search.
At approximately 2:14 p.m., the victim, Daniel Haupert, 66, was located but was pronounced deceased on-scene by the Wabash County Coroner’s Office.
Multiple requests for additional information were not returned as of press time.
WCSD Deputy Scott Campbell was the investigating officer.
Multiple emergency agencies responded to assist with the rescue attempt, including the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Police, North Manchester Police Department, Wabash County Sheriff’s Office, Wabash County EMA, Parkview Health, St. Vincent Health, Wabash City Fire Department, North Manchester Fire Department, Chester Township Fire Department, Pleasant Township Fire Department and Urbana Fire Department.