Dramatic Video Shows Police Save Farmer Buried In Mountain Of Grain In Silo

November 2, 2023

Today's good news story comes from Queensland, Australia.

A dramatic video surfaced on social media last Friday, showcasing the heroic efforts of Australian police officers as they embarked on a perilous mission to extricate a man trapped inside a grain silo.

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Credit: Queensland Police Service

The video, initially shared on Facebook by Australia's Queensland Police Service, vividly portrays the dedicated teamwork of several officers using their bare hands and shovels to meticulously dig into the grain silo on the 23rd of February. According to the Facebook post, this daring operation unfolded in Baralaba, a town nestled in the heart of central Queensland.

In the midst of the intense rescue efforts, Sergeant Wylie Steel is captured on video urgently requesting additional shovels to ensure the safety and well-being of the trapped individual, saying, "Can you get some more shovels, mate? We need the ability to protect his breathing."

The video then goes on to depict a highly coordinated rescue team as they meticulously cut an opening in the silo in a race against time to liberate the man, identified as John.

Senior Constable Callam Moriarty, who played a pivotal role in the rescue, reflected on the incredible community spirit that emerged during this critical operation. He noted, "The local mine shut down, people arrived in tractors, and businesses along the road rallied to lend their assistance on that fateful day."

Watch the video below.

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