Man rescued after being stuck in washing machine for three hours
The 22-year-old from Sydney was trapped up to his waist for at least three hours.
A team from Bankstown fire station had to completely disassemble the appliance after being called by his parents.
The rescue 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 washing 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.”
The man, who was taken to hospital as a precaution, has mild autism, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
He is reported to have been “in a lot of discomfort” but escaped without injury.skynews.com