A woman’s lifeless body was discovered by police after her arm became trapped in a clothing donation bank the previous evening, leaving her dangling above the ground.
Judith Permar, 56, died from hypothermia and trauma after she was unable to free her arm from the donation box in Pennsylvania.
According to local news outlet PennLive, Mrs Permar was short in stature and was using a step stool to reach the bin when it collapsed underneath her.
Her left arm became lodged in the clothing bin and her feet were left hanging above the ground.
Police believe that she went out to the donation bin at approximately 2am on Sunday morning, but was pronounced dead at the scene after she was discovered some six hours later.
A coroner has since ruled her death to be a tragic accident, and said that she suffered injuries including a broken arm and wrist.
Paying tribute to her mother on Facebook, daughter Angela Minnig said: ‘It was very sudden and our family will learn to cope with the loss of such an amazing Wife, Mother, Sister and Friend.
‘She was such a fun loving person and we know it would mean the world to her to say “See you Again.”‘