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Two kids injured when snow-weakened shed roof collapses


A pair of Wisconsin siblings are in serious condition at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester after they were injured when a shed roof collapsed on them.

WEAU in Eau Claire reports that the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office said that 7-year-old Norma Nolt and 10-year-old Nelson Nolt were inside a silo room on Saturday when snow fell from the barn onto the silo room roof. The roof them collapsed on them, trapping them beneath it. The incident happened in the small town of Delmar.

"Initially we thought it was a skid steer farm accident,” Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk told the station. "It was later determined that the children were on the skid steer that was not running. It was parked in a shed between the silo and the barn.”

WQOW reported that the children's father Laymar Nolt heard the roof collapse and was able to free them, but both were unresponsive when emergency crews arrived. Paramedics could not find a pulse on either child.

The girl was revived and flown by helicopter to an Eau Claire hospital. Her brother was taken by ambulance to an Eau Claire hospital. Both were later transferred to Rochester.

Earlier this month, a 13-year old Wisconsin boy died when the skid-steer he was driving to clear snow broke through ice on a pond near the town of Loyal.

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