By Associated Press - Friday, July 3, 2015

BLOOMER, Wis. (AP) - Two Wisconsin men have died after falling into a manure pit and being overcome by the gases.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 5 p.m. Thursday in the Town of Woodmohr.

According to the sheriff’s office, Jeremy Seibel and Rodney Seibel of Bloomer were trying to retrieve a piece of equipment that fell into the manure pit. They were overcome by the gas and became unresponsive.

First responders pulled them from the pit, but efforts to revive them were unsuccessful.

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