FOUNTAIN COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A man is dead after emergency crews said he fell into a grain bin in Fountain County.
"We sensed that something was wrong, so we ran over, checking," Marion Felgenhauer said. "That's when we noticed he was in, being sucked in by the corn."
Marion Felgenhauer and his sons were working in a yard across the street from the Stone Bluff Elevator in Veedersburg Wednesday morning when they heard screaming. After calling 911, they ran over to the grain bin and that's when they discovered a man had fallen inside.
"I sent my two boys into the elevator with the neighbor guy to help get him out as quick as possible," Felgenhauer said. "They did everything they could possibly do."
While waiting for emergency crews to arrive, Felgenhauer's oldest son, Michael, tried pulling the man out of the bin. He said he spoke to the man, and tried calming him down.
"I'm telling him, 'Relax, we're trying to get you out,'" Michael said. "And he kept on moving, trying to move, and everything, and I was trying to sweep the corn off his face so he could breathe."
Multiple crews from both Warren and Fountain counties were called here to the scene. They worked for hours to try to pull the man from the grain bin.
"I couldn't get him out on time," Michael explained. "I was pulling with everything I had. And when I was holding his hand trying to pull him, he just let go. My prayers are with them, and I hope his family the best."
Crews recovered the man's body at about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.
The name of the victim is not yet being released. It is unknown if he worked at Stone Bluff Elevator.
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