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February 11, 2019 | Geauga Maple Leaf

Ohio Man Rescued from Grain Elevator

Thompson Township, OH, man was flown to the hospital and treated for hypothermia and crush injuries

A Thompson Township, OH, man was rescued from the top of a grain elevator around 6 p.m. Saturday in freezing weather, according to Thompson Township Fire Department Assistant Chief Dorothy Battles.

According to a report at the Geauga Maple Leaf, the man, 62, had climbed up his grain elevator to clear a jam of corn. When the elevator started moving again, his right foot was caught.

The man called 9-1-1 on his cell phone. He was flown to University Hospital in Cleveland with hypothermia and crush injuries to his right leg.

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