St. Cloud, MN (Learfield Wire Services/TTWN Media Networks) -  The St. Cloud Fire Department says emergency crews helped remove a person who was inadvertently dumped into the back of a garbage truck this (Tuesday) morning.

Officials say the incident happened at around 4:30 A-M. The garbage truck driver noticed that there was a person inside the hopper thanks to a camera monitoring the chamber. Authorities estimate the individual fell about 15 feet from the dumpster into the garbage truck.

Firefighters used a ladder to help assist removing the person from the hopper.