UPDATE: Man rescued from grain bin out of hospital

(ABC 6 News) – A man is out of the hospital after he was rescued from a grain bin in Dexter.

"Grain accidents like that are extremely dangerous," said Sheriff Steve Sandvik with Mower County.

"So when we heard how far down he was, that really made it a dire situation to make sure help got to him as soon as possible. And stop him from further sinking in."

To give an idea of how dangerous a grain accident is, every move a person makes, makes them sink further. It’s very similar to being in quicksand.

It took about 45 minutes to rescue the man, it’s unknown how he fell inside the bin.


(ABC 6 News) – Emergency responders in Mower County rescued a man trapped in a grain bin in Dexter Tuesday morning.

At approximately 9:38 a.m., emergency communications received a 911 call regarding a 48-year-old man who was trapped up to his neck in a 2/3 full grain bin located in the 22,800 block of 680th Ave.

The man was transported by ground to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in stable condition.

Mower County Sheriff’s Deputies, Dexter fire and First Responders, Grand Meadow Fire and Ambulance, Adams Fire, Austin Fire, and Mayo One responded to the scene and assisted with the rescue.