Update: Man trapped inside grain silo for 10 hours in Winterton

Photo by Steven Richett (KZN Wildlife/Community)

A man, believed to be in his 30s, was hospitalised yesterday (March 11) after being trapped inside a grain silo for about 10 hours in Winterton.

ER24 paramedics, along with Provincial Fire and other services, arrived in the early hours of the morning to find a man lying trapped chest-deep inside a grain silo.

Several men had climbed inside the silo and had begun to remove the large amount of grain.

Provincial Services utilised various rescue and cutting equipment to cut a large hole in the bottom of the silo, allowing more access for grain to be removed.

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After about 10 hours, the man was finally freed from the silo.

The man was treated for his injuries and provided with pain-relief medication before he was airlifted by a Med-Evac helicopter to Mediclinic Hospital in Pietermaritzburg.

The exact details surrounding this incident are not yet known.

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Saish Motheram

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