Sumner Volunteers Rescue Man from Corn Bin

Volunteer firefighters rescued a northeast Iowa man who became trapped in a grain bin.

Members of the Sumner Fire Department were called Monday afternoon to a farm in Bremer County, where a man was buried up to his waist in corn.

Kip Ladage, the Bremer County Emergency Management coordinator, says the firefighters were able to remove the grain from around the man and finally free him after about three hours.

Ladage called it an “amazing situation” and noted that “seldom do we go to something like this, and they’re able to walk away.”

The rescued man wasn’t identified.