Prairie Du Sac farmer dies after clothing gets stuck in auger, officials say

Prairie Du Sac farmer dies after clothing gets stuck in auger, officials say

A Prairie Du Sac farmer died after his clothing got caught in an auger, according to officials with the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. James Hodges said the 50-year-old farmer was cleaning out a harvesting silo when his clothes got tangled in the open auger. Officials said the farmer was working alone for an unknown amount of time.

Sauk Prairie and Sauk City emergency medical services and the Baraboo rope rescue team were called to the farm near the intersection of Swiss Valley and Prairie roads around 10 p.m. Sunday. The farmer died from his injuries and later a coroner was called to the scene, Hodges said.

Officials are not releasing the name of the farmer until they have notified all of the his family.

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