Person airlifted to Sioux Falls following grain entrapment Tuesday morning in Redwood County

Mark Wasson, West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn.
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Apr. 7—WALNUT GROVE — A person was airlifted to a medical facility Tuesday morning after being extricated from a grain entrapment at Meadowland's Farmers Co-op, according to a news release from the Walnut Grove Fire Department.

According to the news release, the Walnut Grove Fire Department and Ambulance were dispatched around 10:17 a.m. Tuesday to Meadowland's Farmers Co-op at 11670 Duncan Ave. and verified a person was trapped under the grain.

After an hour of extraction efforts, the person was freed and transferred to emergency medical services staff. The patient was treated on scene and then airlifted by a Life Link helicopter to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Redwood County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Resources, Tracy Fire Department and Ambulance, Redwood Falls Centra Care Ambulance, Life Link of Willmar and the Lamberton Fire Department all assisted in the incident after Walnut Grove Chief Andy Foster requested mutual aid to the scene.

The patient's name, gender, age and hometown are not listed in the release.