A rural Olivet man is lucky to be alive after becoming trapped in a grain bin for several hours Monday afternoon.
Menno Volunteer Fire Chief Jai Walter says that their department was dispatched just after 4:00pm Monday afternoon to a farm four miles north of Olivet to a report of man the became trapped in a grain bin.
Walter says that the unidentified man was on top of the grain bin trying to get rotten corn off of the top of the grain when he fell in, becoming stuck about waste deep. Walter says that his department had to cut the side of the bin to get the man out. Walter says the man was rescued at approximately 7:00 pm.
Walter says that the man was subsequently transported to the Scotland hospital for precautionary measures, and did not report any injuries.
Walter adds that in his twenty-nine years on the Menno Fire and Rescue Department, this is the first time he has had a grain bin rescue.
Assisting the Meno Fire Department in the rescue was the Menno Ambulance Service and the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office.