Northern Iowa farmer rescued after night trapped in grain bin

A farmer was rescued from a grain bin
Published: Aug. 27, 2022 at 11:56 AM CDT
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ACKLEY, Iowa - A northern Iowa farmer spent a night trapped in a grain bin before crews rescued him.

The farmer became trapped Thursday afternoon by grain in the bin on his farm in the Ackley-Iowa Falls area.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports he survived overnight and was found by a neighbor, who called 911 a little after 11 a.m. Friday.

Crews from several agencies responded and used shields to prevent more grain from engulfing the farmer. They also cut holes in the bin the relieve pressure and rescued him after about an hour.

Hardin County Sheriff Dave McDaniel says the farmer was conscious and alert when he was taken to an Iowa Falls hospital.

The farmer’s name wasn’t released.