Chad L. Schneider died attempting to rescue Craig L. Schneider from suffocation, Streator, Illinois, August 29, 1992. Craig Schneider, 44, entered an underground tank, used to hold manure on his farm, and collapsed in the atmosphere containing toxic gases. His son, Chad, 17, college student, who was working with him, immediately entered the tank after him. Chad grasped his father and lifted him to the tank’s opening overhead, where a farm employee grasped him. Chad then collapsed, and Schneider fell back into the tank. Another farm employee entered the tank for Schneider and Chad, but he too was overcome. All three victims were removed shortly by others, but they could not be revived.
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