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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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NEAR LEWISTON, Minn. (FOX 47) -- The Winona County Sheriff's Office is responding to a man trapped in a grain bin south of Lewiston.

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said the rescue is taking place about three miles south of Lewiston at 25764 County Road 25.

Brand said the man is conscious.

First responders have been at the scene since about 11 a.m. Thursday.


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