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6-year-old rescued from grain hopper

November 16, 2018

An Indiana state trooper and the Albion town marshal worked together to rescue a 6-year-old girl from a grain hopper near Skinner Lake in Noble County.

Albion Town Marshal Scott Cole and Trooper Richard Williams went to 2500 east block of Indiana 8 after they received a 911 call about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.

A 6-year-old girl was trapped in a grain hopper, Sgt. Matt Lazoff said in a statement from the Indiana State Police.

The officers were directed toward a feeder wagon where they could see the child’s legs hanging from the bottom of the wagon. After attempting to push the small child back up with no luck, Williams and Cole climbed into the feeder wagon. Greg Gorsuch from the Albion Fire Department arrived a few moments later and found a large wood board to assist Williams and Cole.

Once Williams and Cole were able to remove the corn from around the child’s face, Cole placed the board near her to prevent more corn from falling back on her, while Williams continued to dig her out. After several minutes of digging Cole and Williams were able to pull the child out of the corn and to safety. The child was transported by Noble County EMS to Parkview Noble Hospital and was later released, Lazoff said.

Fundraiser started for Sliger family

A Facebook fundraiser  was created for the Sliger family whose Wallen Road home was destroyed in a fire Tuesday.

The Sliger Family Fund started by Kody Harley has raised close to $15,000 in two days. Nathan Sliger, 55, died in the fire. 

Access to the account is at www.facebook.com/donate/521954041602019/2220906948236980.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

jduffy@jg.net

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