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08/02/2018 06:37 EDT | Updated 08/02/2018 11:54 EDT

Man Dies After Being Found In Victoria Garbage Truck

He was rushed to hospital.

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A stock photo of a garbage truck is shown. The driver of the truck in Victoria wasn't hurt but police say he is being offered support.

Victoria police say a man who may have been inside a dumpster has died after he was found in a garbage truck on Wednesday.

Shortly after police were called they say officers discovered the man suffering from serious injuries.

In a news release, police say he was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries.

Police say they're working with the BC Coroners Service to investigate the incident.

The driver of the truck wasn't hurt but police say he is being offered support.

May have been inside dumpster

Police say the victim has been identified but his family hasn't yet been notified and his name isn't being released.

Police say they were called shortly after 6 a.m. about the incident near the city's downtown.

"The initial investigation indicates that the man was in the box area of the garbage truck when he was injured and may have been in a dumpster that was picked up by the truck," police said in the release.

A picture released by police shows the truck sitting in a parking lot.

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