One person dies in grain bin accident near Porter

PORTER — The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday that one of two people who were trapped inside a grain bin near Porter has died. Rescue personnel worked for about an hour removing grain from the bin before the 27-year-old man was located, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Life-saving efforts were performed on the man, but were not successful, the Sheriff’s Office said. Another victim, a 62-year-old man, was transported to Sanford Canby Hospital and later released. Names of the victims are being withheld until family members are notified, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Around 9:28 a.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about two people trapped in a grain bin northeast of Porter. When first responders arrived, one of the victims, a 62-year-old man, had freed himself from the grain bin, but a 27-year-old man was still trapped inside.

Rescue personnel worked to remove grain from the bin and find the second victim, the Sheriff’s Office said. The 62-year-old man was transported to Sanford Canby, and a rescue personnel member was also taken to Sanford Canby with heat-related injuries.

Porter Fire and First Responders, Canby Fire and Sanford Canby Ambulance, Marshall Fire Department Technical Rescue, Renville County Technical Rescue, the Minnesota State Patrol and North Memorial Air Care all assisted at the scene.


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