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Falling snow crushes kids in Wisconsin

5:42 PM, Dec 31, 2013   |    comments
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wisconsin (WEAU) -- Two Wisconsin children are fighting for their lives after being crushed by falling snow.

7-year-old Norma Nolt and 10-year-old Nelson Nolt were inside of a silo room on their family's Chippewa County farm when snow fell from the barn onto the silo room roof, which then collapsed on top of them.

"Initially we thought it was a skid steer farm accident," explains Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk.

"It was later determined that the children were on the skid steer that was not running. It was parked in a shed between the silo and the barn," says Kowalczyk.

After Laymar Nolt came down from his farm's silo, he found his children trapped between these beams and a skid steer.

They were found without a pulse and not breathing.

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