Young man gets stuck in washing machine

Young Sydney resident was stuck inside washing machine up to his waist for at least three hours

Photo by: Facebook/Bankstown Fire and Rescue
Photo by: Facebook/Bankstown Fire and Rescue

Fire crew rescue trapped 22 year old man

A young man was rescued by firefighters after being trapped in a washing machine.

The 22-year-old man who lives in Sydney was stuck inside the machine and spent at least three hours trapped.

The man’s parents called Bankstown Fire and Rescue when they found him trapped up to his waist in the machine. The rescue team had to dismantle the machine in order to take out the man, an effort which took more than an hour.

The firefighters wrote on their Facebook page: "Upon arrival the crew was informed that the patient's legs had been entrapped in the washing machine for at least three hours."

"This job was interesting as the crew had not performed a washing machine rescue before. However, under direction from station officer David Cross the crew implemented a plan to extract the patient by disassembling the washing machine."

"The washing machine had to be disassembled systematically and stabilisation was placed under the steel drum as the outer mounts of the washing machine were removed."

"Once the exterior of the washing machine had been removed firefighters had to cut away the stainless steel drum to remove the patient from the washing drum."

According to reports, the man has mild autism and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

TRTWorld and agencies