51-year-old man found dead face down in pump pipe in Benson

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BENSON, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 51-year-old man from Cache Valley was found face down in a pump pipe Monday morning in Benson.

According to Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen, the man went out around 4 a.m. to do irrigation chores and he was out by the pump in a pipe that is close to a canal.

Jensen said the man was found by a neighbor around 7:35 a.m. face down in the pipe. The neighbor pulled the man from the 2 foot diameter pipe. Deputies and EMS crews responded and attempted to do CPR but they were unsuccessful.

It is not known how long the man was in the pipe, or exactly how he got there. The incident is still under investigation.

His identity has not yet been released.

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