Man, 55, Dies After Being Found in Dairy Farm's Manure Pit

August 15, 2016 10:58 AM

A 55-year-old man has died after being found in a manure pit on his dairy farm in Michigan's Thumb region.

The Tuscola County sheriff's office says in a release that firefighters found the man Friday and he was "beyond any medical assistance."

The pit is about a dozen feet deep and had a foot to 16 inches of liquid manure at the bottom.

Rainbow Creek Farms co-owner Diane Foley confirmed to that her husband, Steve Foley, was the victim. She says her husband's death "was an accident."

An autopsy is planned.

Diane Foley says they've owned the Millington Township farm, southeast of Saginaw, together for 15 years.

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