3 siblings injured in Berrien Co. farming accident

2 of the children are still in critical care
3 siblings injured in Berrien Co. farming accident
Published: Dec. 29, 2022 at 11:40 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2022 at 5:23 PM EST
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ALAPAHA, Ga. (WALB) - Three siblings were injured in a Wednesday afternoon farming accident in Berrien County, according to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident happened before 3 p.m. on Flat Creek Church Road.

The sheriff’s office said the three kids were playing inside a cotton module builder when something went wrong. Two of the children were critically injured and the third had minor injuries.

“It appears that somehow they got hung up in the hydraulic press on the inside of the machine,” Ray Paulk, Berrien County sheriff, said.

The two children were taken to Tift Regional Medical Center and then taken to a hospital in Jacksonville. They both are still in critical care.

Paulk is asking that everyone continue praying for the children and the entire Rudeseal family.

“The Town of Alapaha sends its prayers out to the Rudeseal family. We thank God that these beautiful children are still with us. Our hearts go out to them as they face the trying days ahead,” Vicki Harsey, Alapaha city councilwoman, said. “To Bryce and Briar, we pray for a rapid recovery and look forward to seeing your sweet smiling faces. Remember, Jesus has you covered.”

Several people have taken to social media to show their support for the Rudeseal family.