Firefighters had to pry open a clothing donation bin at Meadowtown Centre on Sunday to free a 45-year-old homeless woman who got stuck inside.

Homeless woman trapped inside clothing bin dies

Pitt Meadows firefighters freed her, but she was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital.

  • Sep. 28, 2015 3:00 p.m.

The 45-year-old homeless woman who got stuck inside a clothing donation bin at a Pitt Meadows mall on Sunday has died.

The B.C. Coroner’s office is investigating the death, Ridge Meadows RCMP said.

Pitt Meadows firefighters had to pry open a clothing donation bin at Meadowtown Centre on Sunday to free the woman.

Emergency crews responded to a call of a woman trapped in a bin adjacent the Real Canadian Superstore at 10:45 p.m.

A witness reported that bystanders were trying to hold the woman’s legs up as her head was caught inside and that she was unresponsive.

Firefighters pried the bin open and free the woman, who reportedly was not breathing. CPR was immediately started and she was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital.

It is not known how long she was trapped before an employee at Superstore saw her through window and called 9-1-1.


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