Rescuers pull man to safety from grain bin near Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Rescuers have pulled a man to safety after he became trapped in a grain bin full of soybeans.

The man was cleaning out a bin with a grain vacuum shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday. Lincoln County emergency manager Harold Timmerman says while the man was in the grain bin, he was “sucked down to the bottom of the bin.”

The Harrisburg Fire Department responded to the bin, where the man was trapped up to his chest. Timmerman says it took between 30 to 45 minutes to free the man using grain rescue tubes.

The man was not hurt. Fire departments from Canton, Split Rock and Sioux Falls also assisted in the rescue.