Jul 29, 2021 4:55 PM

Man airlifted to hospital after rescued from Kan. grain silo

Posted Jul 29, 2021 4:55 PM
Photos courtesy Cheyenne - Rawlins - Sherman County Emergency Management
Photos courtesy Cheyenne - Rawlins - Sherman County Emergency Management

SHERMAN COUNTY—First responders rescued a man from a grain silo in Cheyenne County Wednesday.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Goodland Rural/City Task Force 7 responded to a grain engulfment in a grain bin in Bird City Kansas, according to a social media report.

A man was engulfed up to his chest, conscious and in good shape.

The patient was flown from the scene by Life Save to Hays Medical Center for evaluation. All crews involved did a great job, according to the social media report.

Bird City and St. Francis Fire were also on scene to assist.

"Thankful for the Federal funding and support of the NW Regional Homeland Security Council to equip Task Force 7 in addition to the dedicated, skilled, and well trained Task Force 7 team members from Sherman County and surrounding departments."