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Grain Bin Rescue Underway in Illinois

Incident happening at Farmers Elevator Co., Manteno, IL

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There is a grain bin rescue underway at Farmers Elevator Co., Manteno, IL, reports CBS Chicago.

According to Scott O’Brien, Chief of the Manteno Community Fire Protection District, the call out Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. was for one man in the bin, but it was later discovered two men were in the space.

“One was in there trying to help the other,” O’Brien says. “One was successfully extracted and taken to the hospital for observation.”

He added that the second person is still in the grain bin and authorities are still “trying to stabilize the situation.”

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