May 24, 2010 (HERSCHER, Ill.) --
A farmer who was rescued from a grain bin is going to be OK, according to Herscher fire officials. The farmer became trapped in the bin and surrounded by grain while emptying it. Other farmers and emergency crews from the small town and other community agencies responded. They were able to pull the farmer from the bin.
Herscher officials said they have trained for the situation for many years and that training led to the man's rescue. The man remained awake and talking throughout the ordeal.
He is now being checked out at a local hospital, but is expected to be OK.
Neighboring farmers are helping clean up the grain.