MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police say a father and son were unresponsive in a silo on Saturday and a family member died trying to save them.
Douglas County police received reports of three unresponsive people in a silo in Brandon, Minnesota.READ MORE: Minnesotan Reyel Simmons Charged With Impersonating Homeland Security Agent On TikTok
Deputies learned that a father and son were working in the top of the silo and were overwhelmed by deadly fumes.
Another son was outside of the silo and called 911. He also called his uncle who lived nearby.
The uncle arrived to the farm and entered the top of the silo to rescue them, but was also overcome by fumes.READ MORE: Tornado Sirens Didn't Sound Off Friday In At Least 3 Twin Cities Suburbs
First responders were able to rescue the three victims and performed life-saving measures.
The father was flown in a helicopter to St. Cloud hospital and the son was flown to Minneapolis Children’s Hospital.
First responders say the uncle was pronounced dead on the scene.MORE NEWS: Andover Residents With Contaminated Drinking Water Are Frustrated, Want Answers
The victims’ names have not yet been released as this is an ongoing investigation.