Pair Rescued by Police After Driver Hears Calls for Help

Man & Puppy Survive Garbage Truck Compaction in Provo, Utah

Shortly before 5 am on 6 June 2019 the Provo Police Department in Utah investigated an injury involving a trash collection truck and rescued a man and his puppy from the compactor.

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Provo Police Department, Animal Control Officer Elena Farnsworth holds a puppy that was rescued after she and her owner were trapped in a moving garbage truck in Provo, Utah.

Shortly before 5 am on 6 June 2019 the Provo Police Department in Utah investigated an injury involving a trash collection truck and rescued a man and his puppy from the compactor.

According to the Police Department’s Facebook page, a 43 year old man was sleeping in a dumpster with his puppy near 2100 S. 950 E.

A garbage truck collected and compacted the contents of the dumpster including the man and his dog.

The vehicle’s operator heard the man call for help and stopped the machine. The victim was transported to Utah Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. His dog was unharmed.

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