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Fitzgerald man almost suffocates in huge bin of peanuts

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

January 22, 2008

FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) - A Fitzgerald man nearly sufficated when he fell into a peanut storage bin yesterday.

It happened at Colony Peanut off Paulk Park Road. Earnest Cook was apparently on top of a high beam raking off peanuts when he slipped and fell head first and sunk so far that only his feet were peeking above the peanuts.

A co-worker finally spotted him and called for help. Cook was trapped for over two hours. Officials say that still don't know how he managed to breath and survive the ordeal.

But managed to breathe possibly in a small air pocket against the bin's wall. He was taken to Dorminey Medical Hospital in Fitzgerald and he's going to be ok. Feedback

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