Farmer Dies in Grain Bin

A farmer’s body was recovered inside a grain bin in Macon County. Friday afternoon at 1:45, Macon County rescue crews were called to a residence southwest of Elmer on reports of a man being trapped in a grain bin. Holes were cut in the sides of the bin, and rescuers worked to remove grain using shovels and augers. The body of 62-year-old Jerry Fletcher was found sometime between 3:30 and 4 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.