Cedar Rapids Firefighters save man trapped in grain silo

Cedar Rapids man rescued from grain silo
Cedar Rapids man rescued from grain silo(KCRG)
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 7:29 PM CST
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LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - On Thursday, Cedar Rapids Firefighters were called to perform a corn silo rescue of a trapped adult male at a farm on the 600 block of Tharp Rd SW.

The man was trapped after a cavity gave way and sucked him down into the grain.

Firefighters from Cedar Rapids and Swisher successfully freed the man using specialized isolation panels to isolate him and then remove the grain that was trapping him. They were assisted by the City of Cedar Rapids Public Works Department and Area Ambulance services.

The man was freed from the bin at approximately 4:38 pm. He was transported to St, Lukes Hospital for treatment.

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