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Hey! There's a man buried under a hay bale


Last updated 3/3/2021 at 2:07pm

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Firefighters and deputies dig a man out from under hay.

PASCO – Franklin County deputies found a 50-year-old man buried beneath hay on a farm northeast of Pasco Monday.

The man was apparently stealing hay from a pile on private property along Peterson Road when a big bale broke free and fell on him, according to the sheriff's office. The hay covered him and part of his pickup.

Bales can weigh about 1,500 pounds.

At 5 a.m. deputies and the firefighters were able to dig him out. He was flown to a hospital for medical treatment, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office is investigating.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A 1,500-pound hay bale fell on top of a man taking it without permiussion.


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