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Man found dead in Alta, Iowa, manure tank

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ALTA, Iowa | A 36-year-old man found dead in a manure tank in Alta on Saturday may have been overcome by fumes, the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.

Firefighters responding to a report that a man had passed out inside a manure tank in the 4800 block of 70th Avenue at 9:07 p.m. had to use air packs to pull out Jeremy Schulte, of Lake View, Iowa, the sheriff said.

Schulte was pronounced dead at the scene.

Schulte’s body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Ankeny to determine the exact cause of death.

The sheriff said it appears Schulte was overwhelmed by the air quality inside the manure tank.

--Nate Robson

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Nate Robson is the education reporter for the Journal. He writes about issues impacting local school districts and colleges.

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