Man rescued after being trapped in Bonners Ferry grain bin

Man rescued after being trapped in Bonners Ferry grain bin

Man rescued after being trapped in Bonners Ferry grain bin

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by Belo Content KREM

KREM.com

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 29 at 11:36 AM

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho (AP) -- A North Idaho man was rescued by quick-thinking emergency crews, neighbors and friends after he got trapped in a half-filled grain bin near Bonners Ferry.

Other media outlets report Jim Shelton went into the bin on Monday to unplug it after it became jammed while loading grain onto trucks. Officials say he was trapped up to his armpits in grain and couldn't free himself.

Ken Baker with Boundary County Volunteer Ambulance says the people who assisted Shelton placed a plastic barrel -- with the ends removed -- around him and vacuumed out the grain around him.

Shelton was freed after several hours of work by volunteer firefighters and other volunteers.

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