BRAMPTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern North Dakota say a 71-year-old man has died after getting caught in a grain bin.

Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says another farmer who was driving by noticed a running auger with no one around Wednesday. The farmer checked the bin and saw signs that the man was loading corn and had become trapped.

Emergency responders and neighbors were able to remove the man from the bin, but he died at the scene.

KFGO Radio reports the accident happened near Brampton. The name of the victim was not released.

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