Georgia Farmer Trapped In Silo Waist-Deep In Soybeans

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Emergency responders in southeast Georgia are trying to free a trapped farmer who is partially buried in a grain silo full of soybeans.

Bulloch County public safety director Ted Wynn the farmer sank past his waist into the soybeans Wednesday afternoon and couldn't pull himself free. He says rescue workers have a harness around the trapped man so he won't sink any farther and are slowly draining the beans from the bottom of the silo.

County 911 director Kelly Barnard says firefighters and other responders have been trying to free the man for more than three hours. She says the trapped man is 50 years old and that he doesn't appear to be injured.

It wasn't immediately known how the farmer got stuck in the silo.

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