3 brothers dead after falling into manure pit in Mercer County

MERCER COUNTY — Three Mercer County brothers have died after being pulled from a manure pit on a farm near St. Henry Tuesday, according to a Mercer County incident report.

Brad Wuebker, 35; Todd Wuebker, 31; and Gary Wuebker, 37, have died from their injuries, according to records.

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Emergency crews responded to the Wuebker family farm in the 2300 block of Coldwater Creek Road after receiving multiple 911 calls around 12:30 p.m.

“My son passed out…he was doing something with the pit,” a woman told 911 dispatchers.

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A short time later a second call came in.

“I need some help here. I’ve got all three boys down in the pit,” the 911 caller said.

Crews on the scene reported initially that the three men were under water in the pit and requested the dive team to pull them out.

The three men were pulled from the pit within about 20 minutes of the initial 911 call being received, according to records.

Details about how the men ended up falling into the pit were not immediately available.