A Mount Ayr man was rescued from a grain bin (Wed) on the West end of Rensselaer Street in Mount Ayr. The victim had been trapped in the grain bin for approximately forty minutes prior to 911 being called as bystanders attempted to rescue the victim.
The victim, who was not identified, was awake and talking when air-lifted from the scene, according to Morocco Fire Chief Corrie Myers.
At 10:39 am this morning, Newton County 911 received the emergency call just before 10:30 am concerning a man trapped in a grain bin. The man was conscious. Assistance was requested from surrounding departments as well as Indiana District 1 Technical Rescue Team to aid in the rescue.
Responders were on the scene at 10:52 am. Several civilians were reported to be inside the grain bin with the victim who was trapped from the waist down.
At 11:52 am the victim was extricated from the grain bin and medical crews tended to the victim. The victim was transported from the scene to the trauma center at Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois by Lifeline Helicopter.
Departments on-scene include, Morocco Volunteer Fire Department, Newton County Emergency Management Agency, Newton County Ambulance Service, Brook-Iroquois Township Volunteer Fire Department, Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department, District 1 Technical Rescue Team, and Lifeline Helicopter.