Two rescued after falling into tank of chocolate at Mars M&M factory

Chocolate Factory Rescue
Posted at 2:56 PM, Jun 09, 2022

ELIZABETHTOWN, Penn. — Rescue efforts were underway after two people fell into a tank of chocolate at a Pennsylvania M&M/Mars factory on Thursday.

Two people were rescued at the Lancaster County factory in Pennsylvania, CNN reported.

Assistant Supervisor Nick Schoenberger of Lancaster County 911 Dispatch said, "One patient was transported by ground and one person was transported by helicopter," but their condition was not immediately revealed.

The two fell into the tank just before 2 p.m. EST, but they couldn't get out on their own, according to

The chocolate in the tank is reportedly waist-high.

Brad Wolfe, communications supervisor for Lancaster County 911 dispatch said, "Fire crews have eliminated pulling them straight out of a tank." He said at the time, "They have to cut a hole in the side of the tank to get them out."

Lancaster Online reported that over two dozen emergency crews were called to the scene, and they were trying to cut a hole into the bottom of the tank to rescue the two people.

This story was originally published by Jeff Tavss of KTSU in Salt Lake City, Utah.