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MT. AUBURN — A farmer was rescued Monday after falling into a grain bin in central Illinois, authorities said. The farmer was conscious and talking to sheriff’s deputies after the rescue Monday morning in rural Mount Auburn, Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp said. The farmer was transported to a hospital by helicopter. He was submerged in corn up to his chest at one point and wearing a harness that prevent him from sinking further, Springfield Fire Chief Brandon Blough said. The farmer was placed in a “rescue sleeve,” which is wrapped around like a coat and helps with compression issues, Blough said. Blough did not identify the farmer and did not know the extent of injuries.