Crews recover body in grain bin; release name of victim

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Search crews recovered the body of a man inside a grain bin on the south side of Pocahontas.

Pocahontas Police identify the victim as 73-year-old Lyle Lowtharp. Mr. Lowtharp was discovered missing Wednesday afternoon.  Police and fire rescue crews arrived on the scene around 5:00pm Wednesday.

Pocahontas Fire Chief Scott Baltz says the body was discovered inside a grain bin between 8:00pm and 9:00pm after approximately 450 bushels of corn was removed from one of the bins.

Special equipment was brought in from Corning to help remove the corn from inside the bin.

The Pocahontas Fire Department, Pocahontas Police Department, Randolph County Sheriff's Department, and Medic One Ambulance Service were all on hand in the rescue attempt.

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