April 3, 2014

Man dies in farm well in Cass County

It is not clear how long the 72-year-old man had been in the well.

The body of a 72-year-old man was recovered from a well Thursday in rural Cass County.

It was unclear how long the man may have been in the well, which was behind a residence on South Dillon Road, north of Gunn City.

The well was said to be about 30 feet deep with a waterline more than 10 feet below the opening.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department and the East Lynne and Harrisonville fire departments responded about 5:20 p.m. Thursday to a report of a person possibly in a well. The Jackson County Medical Examiner will determine the case of death.

The man was not identified pending notification of relatives.

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