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A man died after being trapped in a grain bin in Yellow Medicine County Tuesday morning.

On June 20, at around 9:28 a.m., the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office got a call saying two individuals were trapped in a grain bin northeast of Porter, in Yellow Medicine County.

When first responders arrived, a 62-year-old male had freed himself from the grain bin. However, a 27-year-old male was still trapped inside.  Rescue personnel worked for about an hour removing the grain from the bin before the victim was located. Life-saving efforts were not successful. 

The older victim was transported to the Sanford Canby Hospital and later released.  Names are being withheld until family members are notified.

A rescue personal member was also transported to the Sanford Canby Hospital with heat-related injuries.  

Assisting on the scene were the Porter Fire and First Responders, Canby Fire and Sanford Canby Ambulance, Marshall Fire Department Technical Rescue, Renville County Technical Rescue, Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, MN State Patrol, and North Air Care were assisted at the scene.