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1 killed in Minnehaha County farming accident

Crews respond to a fatal farm accident near Baltic April 14
Crews respond to a fatal farm accident near Baltic April 14(Dakota News Now)
Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 8:37 AM CDT
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BALTIC, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - UPDATE, 9:10 a.m.: Authorities say one person is dead after a skid loader drove into the water in rural Minnehaha County.

The farming accident happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday west of Baltic, according to Minnehaha County Sheriff Capt. Adam Zishka.

Zishka said family members and neighbors were able to use other equipment to remove the skid loader from the pond before emergency responders arrived.

Once the vehicle was removed fro the water, a male victim was found. Family members and emergency crews attempted life-saving measures, including dispatching a Life Flight helicopter to the scene. Ultimately, these measures were unsuccessful, and the victim died at the scene.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, Zishka said. The victim’s name has not been released.

One person is dead after a farming accident in southeast South Dakota.

Emergency crews were called to the scene west of Baltic around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Minnehaha County Sheriff Capt. Adam Zishka said when deputies arrived, they found one person dead at the scene.

No details about the accident have been released. A Dakota News Now news crew spotted a helicopter and rescue crews from surrounding areas assisting at the scene.

More details about the accident are expected to be released later Thursday morning.

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