Clarkfield , Minn. - A western Minnesota man is dead after apparently becoming buried in a grain bin Monday afternoon.
Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a rural property at 3169 480th Street around 4:40 p.m. on reports of a missing man. When they arrived deputies were told that the man, 77-year-old Richard Rosetter, had been in and out of the grain bin while a crew was working to empty it.
Workers said that Rosetter was last seen around 2 p.m. but that they thought he had left the property with his wife. When she returned without him they feared the worst and began searching for him. When they were unable to find Rosetter the sheriff's department was notified.
Rescue teams arrived at the property and began emptying the grain bin. After more than six hours Rosetter's body was discovered in the bin. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Numerous friends and neighbors assisted with equipment at the scene for removal of the grain, along with emergency crews from the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office, Clarkfield Ambulance, the Montevideo Fire Department., the Clarkfield Fire Department and Yellow Medicine Technical Rescue Team.