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Missing Pa. man, 2 sons recovered from manure pit in Kent County

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WATCH: ABC7's Brad Bell reports from Kent County.

The father and two sons were found dead in this manure pit in Kent County. (Photo: Brad Bell)

Maryland State Police say three bodies have been recovered from a large manure pit in Kent County during a search for a missing worker and his two sons.

Police say a 48-year-old man from Peach Bottom, Pa., and his two teenage sons, were found at the dairy farm in Kennedyville. Police spokesman Greg Shipley says the third body was recovered about 6 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities say the man and his sons, aged 18 and 14, worked at the farm and were last seen there about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say a tractor was found still running beside a manure septic pond where the three were believed to have been working.

Authorities say vacuum trucks from a nearby farm were called in to remove manure from the pit.

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