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January 17, 2013

Crews rescue man pinned in junk-filled home

11 firefighters had to chainsaw through garbage to reach the man

Shanghai Daily

BURNABY, Canada — A Canadian man in his 70s was severely dehydrated after being pinned for several days under debris in his home that had piled up almost to the ceiling.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Tuesday a man called to report that he had not seen his friend in several days.  

Full story: Crews rescue man pinned in junk-filled home

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Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:24:23 PM It's sad to say that hoarding has always been a problem. It's just coming more into the main stream news with TV shows. I don't know if it's a problem with OCD, apathy, or what can be the root of it. But I have noticed that most of the time it's people who are shut in's, reclusives, eccentric and seem lonely. Many times we had responded to a hoarder's home and a few times we almost brought in plywood to shore things up as you would for a in ground collapse rescue.

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