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Grain silo rescue at Wolfe City Grain in Texas

Man was almost completely submerged in corn when rescuers arrived.

A man was rescued after being trapped in a grain silo at Wolfe City Grain in Wolfe City, Texas, on March 28.

According to a social media post from Wolfe City Fire Rescue, the silo was half full of corn, and the man was almost completely submerged when rescuers arrived at 9:50 a.m.

Multiple rescue personnel worked for over two hours to successfully rescue the man. He was flown to the hospital and is expected to recover.

According to emergency personnel, this was a "difficult and complex incident."

Emergency crews had to overcome numerous obstacles while using several different rescue techniques in order to remove the corn from around the man, said the post.

Once partial access to the man was made, rescuers began providing advanced life support care to him for the remainder of the extrication process.

Members from all responding agencies, along with local off duty firefighters, community members, and Wolfe City Grain employees, all worked together to successfully complete the task.

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