Clinton Carl Quaka died attempting to rescue Craig L. and Chad 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, entered the tank in a rescue attempt, but he collapsed also. Working nearby on the farm, Clinton, 17, high school student, was alerted to the situation and hurried to the scene. He entered the tank, seized Schneider, and was lifting him to the tank’s opening overhead when he too collapsed. All three victims were removed shortly by others, but they could not be revived.
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