Boy, 12, tragically dies are slipping into gran silo on family friend’s farm

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has tragically died after falling into a grain silo on a farm in WA’s South West.

Police said the child and his 11-year-old friend were sitting on top of the small silo as it was being towed across a paddock on a family friend’s farm near Dinninup on Sunday afternoon when tragedy struck.

It’s understood the older boy suffocated after the pair slipped into the silo, which was filled with grain.


Despite the desperate attempts of those at the scene to revive him, the 12-year-old sadly died on the farm.

It’s understood two WorkSafe investigators will travel to the farm to investigate the accident tomorrow.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.