Sleepy Eye man rescued after becoming trapped in grain bin
SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (KEYC) - The Sleepy Eye Fire Department rescued a man who was trapped in a grain bin on Tuesday.
According to the Sleepy Eye Fire Department, crews arrived around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to find Robert Nelson buried up to his shoulders in a grain bin on his farm.
For over an hour, the fire department, along with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office and Sleepy Eye Ambulance, rescued Nelson by using a miniature grain drill to move the grain away from him before pulling him out.
He was then taken to the Sleepy Eye Medical Center as a precaution, but was released shortly afterward. This rescue comes just two weeks after a Steele County man died in a grain bin accident.
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