TOWN OF HIXON, Wis. -

Authorities say a teenager from rural Owen is dead after a farm accident in west-central Wisconsin.

Clark County sheriff's authorities got a 911 call Wednesday morning that the 16-year-old was in a manure tank in the Town of Hixon.

Investigators say the boy apparently was spreading manure in a field when he stopped the tractor after emptying the manure tank he was pulling. The boy entered the empty manure tank, apparently because of a maintenance issue, and was found unconscious inside.

It's not known how long the boy was in the tank. Firefighters removed the boy from the tank, and he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released.