Youth flown to Toledo following fall from grain silo

Boy's head hits concrete.
Aaron Krause
Jun 12, 2014


An 11-year-old rural Monroeville boy was flown by medical helicopter to a Toledo hospital Thursday after he slipped a couple rungs from the bottom of a grain silo, hit his head on concrete and broke his femur, a local fire chief said.

Huron River Joint Fire District (HRJFD) Chief Tom Beck would not release the boy's name because he's a minor, but said his father is Mark Ruggles.

"I could hear (the youth) talking to the paramedic, but it must have been serious enough that they called LifeFlight," Beck said.

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He estimated the incident happened about 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Huber Road on the Ruggles family farm. He added the youngster's father had his back to his son when he heard his son's body hit the concrete.

North Central EMS was the first department on scene. They requested personnel from HRJFD set up a landing zone for a medical helicopter. Twelve firefighters responded and helped load the boy into the helicopter.

A Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center employee said nobody by the name of Ruggles was listed as a patient as of about 6 p.m. Thursday.

No condition was available at press time.


Cliff Cannon

Here's praying for a quick & complete recovery

JMOP's picture

That sound will never leave the father.

Heal fast young man. Prayers and positive thoughts for the young man and his family.


My problems don't seem so bad when things like this happen. Praying for you, young Ruggles.


...prayers for a good outcome


Prayers our with this young boy and his family. I hope he is going to be ok.


Thoughts and prayers go out to young man and family.

Kottage Kat

Prayer for healing and comfort for family.


My prayers are with the family. It is a heartbreaking event, and my heart aches for you. I pray for a full recovery


Our thoughts & prayers to the Ruggles family.

Cliff Cannon

Any news on the young mans, prayerfully, recovery ?