Colorado Springs firefighters free man after he gets trapped inside trash truck

  • Source: KKTV CBS 11 Colorado Springs
  • Published: 05/21/2024 12:00 AM

Springs firefighters have rescued a man following a misadventure in a trash truck overnight. The driver of the truck called 911 just after 5 a.m. Tuesday after hearing noises coming from the trash compartment. “When we arrived, we did find an individual trapped inside that trash truck,” said CSFD Lt. Jamie Gutschick While the rescue itself happened outside UCHealth Memorial, Gutschick said that wasn’t where the incident started. “From what we understand, he was taking refuge in a dumpster, not at UCHealth, but at another location, taking refuge overnight due to the winds and colder weather, and the trash company was making its morning rounds, picked up the dumpster to empty the trash and that’s how the individual ended up inside the truck itself. “The driver heard him and pulled over.”


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