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UPDATE: Nashua teen rescued from grain elevator

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NASHUA (KWWL) - Emergency crews responded to The Mill Inc. grain elevator at Sample and Main Street in Nashua Wednesday evening.  Nashua Police Chief Ernie Willsher says 18 year-old Keegan Henry was working at the Mill when he fell about sixty feet into an empty corn silo. 

Crews rescued him shortly after 6:00 p.m., and airlifted him to Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.

Chickasaw County emergency management coordinator Ken Rasing says rescue crews had to lift Henry to the top of the silo and lower him back to the ground. Police say he fell around 3 p.m., but they were not notified until almost two hours later when fellow workers noticed the teen was missing.

Henry has worked at the mill for about six months, and was set to graduate Sunday.

The Nashua-Plainfield school district staff and students on Thursday morning to explain the situation. A guidance counselor is available to students throughout the day.

A family member says the teenager was breathing but unconscious when airlifted to Waterloo.  The hospital spokesperson does not have any information on the teen's condition.

Online Reporter Colleen O'Shaughnessy

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