Lake View man perishes in Grain Bin accident

Fri 8-9-2019 Lake View, IA

(Lake View)-A Lake View man died Thursday afternoon when he was trapped in a grain bin.

Sac County Sheriff Ken McClure says about 3:40, emergency crews were dispatched to 3125 310th Street in Lake View. Lake View and Sac City Fire Rescue as well Sac County EMS and the Sac County Sheriff’s Office responded.

Through the investigation it was learned 58-year old Garry Alan Leonard of Lake View had entered a grain bin partially filled with corn to break up some clotting as he was loading into a grain trailer. It was during this time that Leonard was pulled in to the corn. A person working with Leonard attempted to pull him free and was unsuccessful.

Firefighters with the assistance of heavy equipment provided by Sac County Secondary Roads were able to remove the corn from the bin and locate Leonard about 45-minutes later. Leonard was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sac County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Assisting at the scene was Sac County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain and Secondary Roads.