Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Farm Accident

(Le Mars) -- Le Mars and Merrill Fire and Rescue units were called to a harvest related accident at about 1:30 Thursday afternoon.  The accident occurred nearly ten miles southwest of Le Mars at a farm just north of the County Road K-22 and C-38.  The accident involved a 40 year old man from Merrill who had gotten his foot and lower extremity entangled in an auger inside a grain bin. Fire fighters had cut several holes in the grain bin to allow some of the grain to empty out, in order to have better access to the victim.  Rescue units worked for two hours before they were able to extricate the subject from the grain bin.  The male victim was alive and in good spirits as he was removed on a backboard from the grain bin.  Mercy Air Care was called to the scene and transported him to the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux city.  Authorities are not releasing the name of the victim at this time. Assisting at the scene was the Le Mars Ambulance, Plymouth County Sheriff's Office, and Northwest REC.

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