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Fatal Manure Tank Accident

Storm Lake, IA (KICD)–A Lake View man died this weekend after passing out inside of a manure tank.

Buena Vista County Deputies were called to 4845 70th Avenue at 9:07 Saturday evening. Rembrandt Fire and Rescue, Sioux Rapids Ambulance, and Buena Vista Regional Paramedics responded as well.

The body of 36-year-old Jeremy Schulte was recovered with the assistance of air packs. Schulte had been overcome by the air environment in the tank and was pronounced dead on scene.

Schulte’s body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine a cause of death. The Buena Vista County Medical Examiner’s Office will assist in the ongoing investigation.