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.
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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.