Man rescued after grain elevator fall

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

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