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Homeless Phoenix-area man rescued from possible death inside recycling truck

PHOENIX — A homeless man who had fallen asleep in trash ended up on a 10-mile trip in the back of a recycling truck Thursday morning before he was rescued by the Scottsdale Fire Department.

Police said the driver told them he pulled over when he heard yelling around 68th Street and Camelback Road.

The 28-year-old homeless man was saved from being crushed to death in the compacting machine by all the cardboard around him.

The unidentified man was treated at a hospital for a head injury.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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