The Free Press, Mankato, MN

State, national news

June 12, 2014

Man trapped in bin

LEWISTON (AP) — Crews in southeastern Minnesota are trying to rescue an 80-year-old man trapped in a corn bin.

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says rescuers were called to a farm near Lewiston after 11 a.m. Thursday.

Brand tells KAGE-AM a hole was cut in the side of the bin so loose corn could be taken out with an auger. The man is being held by a rope so he won't sink into the corn.

The sheriff says the man has remained conscious.

The rescue was still underway as of 2 p.m.

A Mayo One helicopter is at the scene.

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