Courtesy Western Taney County Fire Protection District

Crews with the Western Taney County Fire Protection District were called early this morning to rescue a man who had gotten stuck in an auger.

Firefighters got the call just before 5 a.m. at Royal Oak Charcoal near Branson.

The fire chief says the man’s legs were stuck all the way to his hip. He says the man was awake and talking after being rescued.

Crews were able to get him out around 7:45 a.m.

A helicopter was on scene waiting to transfer the man to a hospital.