Man rescued from grain bin near Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries Friday night after being rescued from a grain bin. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the Pierre Rescue Unit along with the Pierre Rural and Harrold Fire Departments were called to grain bin east of Pierre off Highway 34 three miles south on Joe Creek Road.

Paul says a second rescue wall was needed.

The rescue teams were aided by Agtegra’s Safety and Technical Rescue Association or SATRA. Paul says they don’t train often with an outside group like that, but they are a great resource to have on scene.

The male who was trapped was removed from the bin through holes cut in the sides of the bin.  Assisting on scene were the Hughes County Sheriff’s Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol and AMR Ambulance.