MINNEAPOLIS - Fire and rescue crews pulled a man out of a grain elevator in southeast Minneapolis on Monday morning.
The Minneapolis Fire Department was called to a report of a man who had fallen 20 to 30 feet at the grain elevator at 504 29th Avenue SE shortly before 5:30 a.m. Crews launched a search and quickly found a man who had fallen between 20 and 30 feet down into a void space and could not get out. Fortunately that man had suffered only a minor ankle injury and was mobile.
Victim located. Crews monitoring air quality and lowering ladder into hole that victim is trapped in.— Minneapolis Fire (@MinneapolisFire) June 12, 2017
Zero readings on monitor. Air quality is good in rescue area. Victim is in a harness and preparing to come up to rescue crew.— Minneapolis Fire (@MinneapolisFire) June 12, 2017
Rescue crews have brought the victim out of the structure and transferred to paramedics for evaluation.— Minneapolis Fire (@MinneapolisFire) June 12, 2017
Rescuers lowered a ladder into the space and were quickly able to remove the man from the elevator. He was evaluated by paramedics and was found to be OK.
Grain elevators are a popular destination for urban explorers, but it is unclear exactly what the man was doing on the property, or if trespassing charges will be filed.