Man rescued after dumped into garbage truck

CRESCENT CITY (KIEM)- A man is lucky to be alive after he was accidentally dumped into a Recology truck in Crescent City.

The victim managed to climb back out of the rear trash compartment and onto a metal plate above the cab of the truck. The driver heard the victim and called 911.

The Crescent City Fire and Rescue responded at around 6:30 Tuesday morning to 560 l street. Crews rescued the man using a ladder truck, rope and a rescue basket.

He was transported by Del Norte ambulance to Sutter Coast Hospital for treatment.

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