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Associated Press Published: January 18, 2013

Eleven fire fighters cut through a door and then sawed a pathway through ceiling-high mounds of garbage packed inside a small home in Canada to rescue an elderly man who had been pinned under debris for at least three days.

RCMP were called to the house in the city east of Vancouver Monday night after an anxious friend reported not seeing the neighbor, in his 70s, for several days.

Police sought the aid of the Burnaby Fire Department, whose members arrived later that night to help them gain entry.

Inside, they discovered “quite a mess” before uncovering the trapped man, said Assistant Fire Chief Greg Mervin.

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