Ga. farmer, rescuer trapped in soybean silo

2/14/2013 4:45 PM
By Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Emergency responders in southeast Georgia say a second person has become trapped in a grain silo full of soybeans.

Kelly Barnard, Bulloch County 911 director, says a rescue worker became trapped in the 40-foot tall grain silo Thursday. The unidentified rescuer was trying to help a 50-year-old farmer who has been stuck in the silo since 12:15 p.m.

Ted Wynn, county public safety director, says the farmer sank past his waist into the soybeans Thursday afternoon and couldn't pull himself free. Wynn says rescuers secured a harness around the man and Barnard says officials were trying to cut a hole in the side of the silo to free the farmer.

Barnard says no injuries have been reported.


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