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Young man trapped inside Vancouver clothing donation bin, needs rescue

DH Vancouver Staff Aug 08, 2014 2:15 pm

The Developmental Disabilities Association wants to make it clear that they are looking for clothing in their donation bins, not people.

CTV Vancouver reports that on early Thursday morning, fire fighters had to rescue a young man in his 20s after he crawled through the chute of a clothing donation bin in Vancouver.

The man then found himself trapped inside the bin for three hours. Neighbouring residents heard his screams and called 9-1-1. He was freed only after fire crews cut off the lock to the bin’s door, a process that took 30 minutes.

He did not have his pants on when he emerged out of the bin. No arrest was made nor was he donated.

The charity owns numerous donation bins scattered across Metro Vancouver. All donations received are sold at Value Village, with proceeds returning to the charity.

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