Heritage Cooperative aids in Crawford County grain bin rescue

Sep 02, 2022


Photo courtesy of the Crawford County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page

NEW WASHINGTON, OH - First responders raced to save two individuals trapped inside a grain bin on Marsh Road just outside of New Washington in Crawford County. Harlan Martin, 65, was life-flighted from the scene by MedFlight after being trapped in the grain bin filled with corn for several hours. It is unknown the extent of his injuries and how he got stuck in the first place.

Around 9:48 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding two individuals trapped in a grain bin at 7835 Marsh Road with several agencies called for mutual aid to the scene. 

The first responders used several different grain removal tactics including cutting holes in the sides of the bin and grain vacuums to help in the rescue effort. Lois Martin, 61, Harlan's wife was removed shortly after the first responders arrived, but Harlan would take over three hours to be removed. 

New Washington Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Heefner credited great teamwork with all the surrounding agencies in order to rescue the trapped individuals. 

The following is a list of agencies who helped at the scene: the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, New Washington Police Department, New Washinton Volunteer Fire Department, New Washington EMS, Life First Ambulance Service, Chatfield Township Fire Department, Lykens Township Fire Department, Tiro Auburn Fire Department, Attica Fire Department, MedFlight, Crawford County Emergency Management, Red Cross, Sunrise Cooperative and Heritage Cooperative. 

Read more here: Two Individuals Trapped in Grain Bin Rescued in Crawford County (wmfd.com)
Photo courtesy of the Crawford County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page

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