Garbage truck driver finds Fort Valley man in dumpster, taken to local hospital
FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Fort Valley man was rescued from a dump truck after he was emptied while sleeping in a trash can.
Brian Keith Brown was sleeping in a dumpster on Wonder Lodge Way when he was dumped into a garbage truck.
The incident happened around 8:30 a.m. Friday.
The driver of the truck heard screams from Brown and immediately called 911.
Firefighters and police from the Department of Public Safety arrived to the scene and was able to rescue Brown.
Chief Lawrence Spurgeon says, “Thanks to the quick thinking of the garbage truck driver the proper personnel were sent and were able to render aid quickly. Without his quick reaction this could have easily been a tragic situation. We are just glad no one was seriously injured or hurt.”
Brown was treated on the scene and taken to a local hospital.