Man rescued after being trapped in silo near Cincinnati

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Emergency personnel rescued a man who became trapped inside a silo in the Cincinnati area.

According to the Journal-News, officials received reports of the entrapment around 4 p.m.  A medical helicopter was sent to a farm at 2225 Timberman Road in Ross Township to assist.

Around 5 o'clock rescuers lowered an oxygen mask down into the silo.

Crews requested a secondary auger around 6:20 p.m. and were re-securing the trapped man's chest harness.  They planned to drop the grain from the bottom of the silo to ease his extraction.

Around 7 p.m. the man had been extricated, the newspaper reports.

He is reportedly conscious, breathing and in the care of paramedics.

According to the United States Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health, nearly half of all grain entrapments result in the victim being immersed over his or her head. Grain, like quicksand, is a fast-flowing substance that can quickly trap those who fall into it.  Struggling can cause the victim to fall deeper.

This is a developing story.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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