Body of Gilson man found under fallen tree

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Hours after he was last seen the body of a Gilson, Illinois man was foundĀ  beneath a fallen tree.

Knox County emergency crews were sent to a report of someone trapped under a log at a property in the 1100 block of Knox Road 1000N at about 4 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013.

A statement from Sheriff David Clague said after no one had heard from 62-year-old Richard Grohmann for several hours, a family friend went searching for him.

Grohmann was apparently trying to dislodge a fallen tree and the tree fell on him.

Grohmann was pronounced dead at the scene.

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