Man rescued from silo


TOWN OF CALUMET - A man was rescued from a 74-foot-high corn silo after falling 24 feet Monday evening.

Fond du Lac Sheriff squad

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office received a call at about 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 9, that Joshua Sabel, 27, had fallen into the silo, according to a news release from that office. 

The Town of Calumet Fire Department responded, requesting the City of Fond du Lac Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team. Firefighters were able to remove Sabel safely from the silo, the release said. Sable was not injured in the fall, and no firefighters were injured in the rescue.

Per the release, Sable said he climbed into the silo to close the door. As he was climbing across the silo unloader, one of the three cables holding up the silo unloader broke.

Sable was able to grab one of the cables and pull himself up onto the ledge of the silo, where he called for help.