Crews rescue man trapped in garbage truck in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania -- Emergency crews have rescued a man who somehow ended up trapped inside a garbage truck in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The search for the man began shortly before 6 a.m. Monday in the Juniata section of the city.

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Dumpster truck rescue in Juniata. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on November 27, 2017.

Emergency personnel used shovels, rakes, and ladders to remove trash from the truck while they tried to locate the man.

Once they found the man still alive, it took close to two hours to reach him and pull him out of the dumpster.

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Garbage truck rescue in Juniata: Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 6:30 a.m. on November 27, 2017.

He was placed on a stretcher. His condition has not been released.

It is not clear at this time how crews discovered a man was trapped inside the truck.
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