Rescue efforts underway to get workers trapped in grain bin on NC farm

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by 13News Now

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Posted on October 14, 2013 at 2:33 PM

UPDATE 3:19 p.m:  A total of two men have now been resuced.  One was taken to Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, but both are in good condition.

Crews are vacuuming out grain to help the rescue efforts.

CAMDEN COUNTY, NC -- Emergency crews have rescued one worker trapped inside a grain silo at a Camden County, North Carolina farm.  Four more workers remained trapped.

The sheriff's office tells 13News Now that deputies and fire crews were called to F.P. Wood & Son/George Wood Farms on Highway 343 at noon.

According to Camden County Manager Michael Renshaw, five men were doing maintenance work inside the grain bin. 

Renshaw says at least one worker is up to his neck in grain, which he describes as having a quicksand effect. 

Rescuers are laying down wooden pallets to prevent anyone else from sinking. 

Stay with 13News Now and WVEC.com for the latest developments.

 

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