Fatality at Manila grain bin

Friday, December 11, 2015

A Mississippi County man lost his life Friday afternoon in a grain bin on a farm near Manila, according to county Sheriff Dale Cook.

Jeff Brown, a resident of the Manila area, fell into the bin while working. Members of the Blytheville Emergency Squad responded to the call around 10 a.m., but were unable to retrieve Brown alive. He was pronounced dead around 1:30 p.m. and his body removed around 3 p.m., according to squad representatives.

Cook said another unnamed individual was with Brown when the incident occurred but was able to get out.

sspears@blythevillecourier.com