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Grain Bin Engulfment Leaves One Dead in Wheatley, AR

Two men were working inside the grain bin filled with soybeans when the engulfment happened


One person died and another rescued after soybeans caved inside a grain bin in Wheatley, AR, last Friday, reports KAIT8.

Emergency crews and firefighters from several area departments spent five hours Friday attempting to rescue a man trapped in a grain bin.

Brinkley Fire Chief Mark Hamner told KAIT8 that authorities got a call around 3 p.m., February 11, about the engulfment. He said two men were working in a grain bin, when the soybeans gave way.

One man was able to get out, Hamner said, while the other man went under the beans.

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