A man trapped in a grain bin Tuesday morning has been rescued and is “awake and talking,” our content partner Region 8 News reported.
Osceola Fire Chief Peter Hill said the incident happened around 9 a.m. on Nov. 22 on Highway 140 near Etowah in Mississippi County.
Captain Ray Williams said the man, who was not identified, was rescued around 12:30 p.m.
“He’s awake and talking,” Williams told reporter Alejandra Hernández.
Officials said the man fell into the bin and was unable to get out.
Crews from surrounding communities, including Keiser, responded to the scene to help in the rescue operations with first responders arriving at the scene 15 minutes after the call.
Bud Gore, a training officer with the Osceola Fire Department, said there were people there already trying to help.