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2 employees found dead at Nebraska water treatment plant

September 8, 2020 GMT

MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Two McCook city employees have been found dead inside a wastewater treatment plant, police in the southwestern Nebraska city said.

The bodies of Larry Dicke, 65, and Kenneth Keslin, 45, were found Sunday afternoon inside a sludge pumphouse at the McCook plant, the Kearney Hub reported. McCook police said in a news release that officers were sent to the plant for a welfare check after one of the employees failed to return home from work as expected.

Officers spotted an employees’ personal items outside of the pumphouse, prompting a search inside and the discovery of the bodies.

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Police have not said how the men died, but noted a hazardous materials team was sent in to retrieve the bodies because of toxic gases inside.