80-year-old man rescued from grain bin south of Lewiston
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LEWISTON, Minn. (FOX 47) -- An 80-year-old man has survived being trapped for several hours in a grain bin south of Lewiston.
Winona County Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude said crews rescued John Dailey from the bin just after 2 p.m. Thursday. Ganrude said Dailey's injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. Lewiston Ambulance transported Dailey to a Winona hospital as a precaution.
Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said Dailey was conscious and talking.
Rescuers were called about 11 a.m. to a farm at 25764 County Road 25. Crews tied a rope around Dailey to keep him from sinking into the corn which was above his chin. They also cut a hole near the bottom of the bin to pump the corn out.
A neighbor at the scene said Dailey went inside the bin while an auger was running and got his foot stuck.
Brand said Dailey remained conscious during the rescue.
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