Emergency responders work to free two victims trapped in a grain bin near Stonington, IL on Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Stonington, IL — A rescue from a grain bin in Christian County was detailed in a media release from firefighters, according to a WAND-TV report.

Crews said they learned at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday about a grain bin entrapment that happened in the area of 2225 N. 2000E Road in Stonington.

Stonington firefighters responded and learned there were two male victims trapped in a bin, with one of them waist-deep in grain and the other shin-deep.

Both people were alert and trying to free themselves. At 6:56 p.m., Taylorville firefighters were called for mutual aid.

Harnesses were used to pull the pair to safety using rescue rope at 9:05 p.m. Neither was injured, according to the fire department.

The Stonington Fire Protection District thanked Dunn's Ambulance, the Taylorville Fire Department, the Christian County Sheriff's Office, Stonington police, the Decatur Fire Department Tactical Rescue Team and Christian County Sheriff's Office dispatchers for their help in the successful rescue.

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