Authorities say 90-year-old man died after falling into well

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Authorities say a 90-year-old man died in central Iowa after falling into a water well on Christmas Day.

Posted: Dec. 27, 2017 9:26 AM
Updated: Dec. 27, 2017 9:26 AM

GILMAN, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 90-year-old man died in central Iowa after falling into a water well on Christmas Day.

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The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports that first responders were sent to a property in rural Gilman around 9:10 a.m. Monday. Gilman Fire & Rescue says the man was pulled out around 20 minutes later from about 6 feet (2 meters) underground. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Authorities identified the man as Maurice Tufte. It's unclear what led to his falling into the well.

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