CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head. The FacebookFull Story >
Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:07:43 GMT
The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
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BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) -
A former trooper and a rescue worker were both flown to Savannah after getting stuck in soybeans Thursday in Bulloch County.
Authorities say it all started at about noon Thursday when former Georgia State Patrol trooper David Averitt was working on the bin at a farm off of Hwy. 46 and got stuck.
"It is like quicksand and then you can get stuck in there like it is concrete. You can't move and the pressure of the beans pressing down on you keeps you trapped," said Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.
With a ladder truck, crews lowered a rope and attached it to Averitt and then started slowly releasing the soybeans through small holes.
That's when the situation became more complicated for Bulloch County Firefighter Daryl Colson.
"He was in there shoveling some of the soybeans out of the way and got too close to one of the holes where the soybeans were draining and it sucked him into it," Wynn said.
Suddenly, a bad situation got worse. Both men were trapped. An additional helicopter was brought in just in case.
Nearly eight hours after the ordeal began, the men were finally freed through a hole crews cut at the base of the grain bin.
"Both of them were conscious and alert when they left here and we are flying them both to Savannah as a precaution," Wynn said.
The American Red Cross was at the scene to assist as well as the Georgia Search and Rescue out of Savannah.
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryFull Story >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >