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Man rescued from a Gibson County grain silo

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Photo Courtesy: Princeton Daily Clarion Photo Courtesy: Princeton Daily Clarion
GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) -

A man was trapped up to his shoulders in a grain bin just off County Road 400. That's north of Princeton and east of Patoka.

According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, the man's name is Bob Wallis. 

It took rescue squads from Princeton, Hazelton and White River nearly two hours to get him out. The rescue was a success and Wallis had only minor injuries.

The Princeton Fire Department said the rescue was successful due to a suction tube donated by the local FFA. The tube was used to remove grain around Wallis, rather than pull him out.

"As you're trying to pull them out, the grain will get tighter around their lower legs, and it's impossible sometimes to get out of that stuff," Captain of the Princeton Fire Department Tracy Krieg.

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