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UPDATE - Man rescued from grain elevator shaft in Nevils

Victim flown to Savannah hospital with injuries

According to police scanner reports, a man has been rescued after falling around 20 feet into a grain elevator shaft near Nevils. The man suffered injuries, but was conscious and alert, according to reports.

According to a co-worker at the scene, 64 year-old Charles Edward Thomas slipped from an I-beam above the elevator around 4 p.m. Thursday and fell to the metal floor below. He was rescued by emergency personnel around 4:45 and flown by Lifestar helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

Check back for more details as they become available.

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