MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Eleven-year-old Alex Boesl, the Millerville boy who was hospitalized after a corn silo accident that killed his father and uncle last weekend, has passed away.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s office says Alex was pronounced dead Friday evening at Children’s Minneapolis.READ MORE: New Poll Shows Minneapolis Residents Support Charter Amendment Replacing Police
Alex’s father and uncle, Curt and Steve Boesl, died from apparent inhalation of gas from the high-moisture corn stored in the silo on Dec. 21.
Curt and Alex were working atop the silo that morning when both passed out from the fumes. Alex’s brother called 911 and his uncle Steve, who went to the top of the silo to help his brother and nephew, before being overcome by the gas himself.
The MIllerville Fire Department, of which both Curt and Steve were volunteer members, arrived at the scene and pulled all three from the silo. Steve was pronounced dead at the scene. Alex was taken by helicopter to Minneapolis, while his dad was flown to St. Cloud Hospital, were he later died.READ MORE: Minnesota Apple Orchards Endure Labor Shortage During Peak Season
Alex’s passing was announced earlier Friday on his CaringBridge page.
“Alex danced his way into Heaven at 5:19 p.m., when one of his favorite songs came on his phone playlist … “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten. He was a fighter and now he shares his miracle with others fighting,” said Amy Revering on Alex’s CaringBridge page.
Revering announced Thursday evening that Alex’s death was imminent, and that he would become an organ donor.MORE NEWS: 'I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled': Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks
“Alex’s Christmas miracle is giving life to others,” the post said. “His giving legacy will live on.”