Spanish man rescued after falling into bin in search of old clothes

By Daniel Uria  |  Oct. 25, 2016 at 3:22 PM
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MURCIA, Spain, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Police in Spain rescued a man from a garbage bin after he became trapped while searching for old clothes.

Murcia police shared photos as the man poked his head out of the green and silver underground bin.

"Yesterday the GESC officers rescued a man who was trapped inside a container buried in Vistabella," police wrote.

The 48-year-old man became stuck after attempting to climb into the trash container after he mistakenly thought it contained old clothes, according to The Local.

He spent half an hour trapped in the bin as police waited for council workers to come and open the container. He was pulled out uninjured.

The man had squeezed into the small opening in the can, which features a small tilting door mechanism to prevent people from raiding them.

"We just don't know how he managed to climb in there," police said.

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