Police said the youth from the south-central town of Intercourse
was driving a skid loader, a compact piece of equipment that helps
farmers remove manure from barns, on Saturday when it accidentally
toppled into the farmís 4 ft-deep manure pond.
The teenager was buckled into the seat of the loader and could not
escape in time, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene
after the machine was pulled out by a towing company.
(Reporting by David DeKok; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by
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