Ga. farmer, rescuer freed from grain silo - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Ga. farmer, rescuer freed from grain silo

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Emergency responders in southeast Georgia say a farmer and a rescue worker have been freed from a grain silo full of soybeans.

Ted Wynn, Bulloch County public safety director, says farmer David Averitt was trapped in the 40-foot tall silo for hours before rescue crews began cutting 6 inch holes around the structure to try relieving the pressure by emptying some of the soybeans.

Wynn says Bulloch Country rescue worker Daryl Colson got too close to 1 of the holes and was buried up to his chest in soybeans.

Both men were freed around 7:30 p.m. and were taken to a hospital in Savannah for evaluations.

Authorities are unsure of how Averitt - a retired state trooper - initially became trapped in the silo.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices