BURNABY, British Columbia (January 15, 2013)--A Canadian man in his 70s was severely dehydrated after he was pinned for several days under debris in his home that was piled up almost to the ceiling.
Authorities found the elderly man after one of his friend’s reported that he hadn’t seen the man in several days, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday.
Police found the doorway and halls of the suburban Vancouver home so choked with junk that the fire department was called to clear a path inside.
Crews had to break down the door and chainsaw through garbage to reach the man.
Police say there was no heat and electricity, and the man was severely dehydrated.
He was being treated for possible circulation problems.