2 Wisconsin men dead after falling into manure pit

Two men working on a family farm in Chippewa County, Wisconsin died after falling into a manure pit early Thursday evening. The sheriff’s office said the men were trying to retrieve a piece of equipment when they were overcome by methane gas.

The incident was reported just after 5 p.m. Thursday at the farm property in Woodmohr, Wis., about 20 miles north of Eau Claire.

Emergency crews were able to pull the men out of the manure pit, but efforts to revive them were unsuccessful.