Dorset

Man rescued after being 'sucked' into Shapwick grain silo

  • 28 April 2014
  • From the section Dorset

A man was rescued after being "sucked" into a grain silo at a farm in Dorset, the fire service said.

He became trapped up to his waist in grain at the farm near Shapwick, Blandford, at about 11:45 BST.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said "quick-thinking" farm workers attached a strap underneath his arms and secured it to a ladder which prevented him from sinking further into the grain.

Firefighters rescued him after he was found about 4m (13ft) inside the silo.

Crews from Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire set up a pulley system to lift the man out of the grain.

He was checked over by ambulance staff at the farm but was not taken to hospital.

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