Iowa Farmer Trapped In Grain Bin For 24 Hours

Photo: Hardin County Sheriff's Office

(Hardin County, IA) -- A northern Iowa farmer is recovering after being trapped in a grain bin near Iowa Falls for nearly 24-hours. The Hardin County Sheriff's Office says a neighbor found the farmer mid-Friday morning and called 9-1-1. Sheriff Dave McDaniel says they notified all available first responders and rescued the man within about an hour. He says crews had to cut into the bin in three locations to remove grain.

McDaniel says the man was alert and talking when he was rescued and was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

Another man became trapped in a grain bin in Iowa last week, in southern Iowa's Appanoose County.

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