Three brothers from Ohio are reported dead after getting trapped in a manure pit while working on a pump at their livestock farm.
- Gary Wuebker, 37
- Brad Wuebker, 35
- Todd Wuebker, 31
According to WHIO report, “the three brothers died on Tuesday at hospitals after rescue crews responded to their family farm in St. Henry and found them under water in the pit and requested a dive team”
They were pulled out of the pit unconscious about 20 minutes after the the first 911 call was received around 12:30 p.m.
Gary and Todd were declared dead at a hospital in Coldwater, Ohio, whereas, Brad was confirmed dead at a hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Autopsies test revealed that they died from asphyxiation secondary to a farm accident.
According to authorities, Mass was held at St. Henry Catholic Church on Wednesday for the Wuebker family.
A Facebook post by Mercer Landmark, Inc. read
“Our hearts are with the Wuebker Family.
Brad, Gary and Todd Wuebker lost their lives doing what they loved – working on the family farm. Brad and Gary were members of our team and had a work ethic like no other.
Brad Wuebker was our Shift Supervisor for our Celina mill. He had tremendous knowledge of the mill and WEM system.
Gary Wuebker worked part-time at our St. Henry mill and devoted more of his time to their family farm. He was willing to do anything it took to get the job done.
Brad and Gary will forever be missed as members of our team and will create a void that will be impossible to fill. We ask that you keep the Wuebker Family in your thoughts and prayers”.
This is indeed a sad moment for the family of Wuebker. Our thoughts and condolences are with them.