30-Year-Old Texas Man Died While Cleaning City's Water Tank

A man from Texas died on Saturday after getting stuck while cleaning the inside of a water tank in Wisconsin, according to authorities.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a man named Carlos Medina, 30, from El Paso, was trapped inside the water tank in the City of Blair and needed to be rescued.

Authorities said that Medina was wearing scuba gear and a wet suit. He was cleaning sediment inside the tank using a 90-foot suction tube for about 45 minutes.

The sheriff’s office said that Medina reportedly told his co-workers that he was feeling cold but still continued to work. “According to co-workers, the person may have entered a hypothermic state soon after, which caused them to lose mobility and strength in their hands.”

The co-workers couldn’t rescue Medina from the tank because he was caught in the suction tube. The authorities say that Medina was completely submerged in about 6 feet of water and not moving when law enforcement arrived.

“The sheriff’s office said that first responders and law enforcement, with the help of two other workers, were able to eventually rescue the person from the tank.” “Attempts were made to save a life, but unfortunately, they were not successful.”

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Medina’s sister, Citlali, created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her brother’s funeral expenses. In her message, she expressed how deeply saddened she was by his passing.

“He was really an amazing person, someone you didn’t realize you needed until you had him,” she wrote. “He was someone that people could only dream of having in their lifetime. He was a kind and caring person in a world that didn’t appreciate him. Citlali observed that Carlos was a father and a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for a full term.

“He affected many people, and everyone says he was the kindest person on this planet,” she said.

She said, “He always gave things from his kind heart without expecting anything in return, and I hope we can repay him in this way.” As of Thursday morning, over $5,000 has been raised.

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